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Current Match Report – WORCS vs Glamorgan 2023

Worcestershire 284 and 127 for 8 (McIlroy 4-27) lead Glamorgan 170 (van Beek 4-42, Pennington 3-43) by 241 runs

Left-armer Jamie McIlroy led a strong Glamorgan fightback with the ball to loosen Worcestershire’s grip on the LV=Insurance coverage County Championship encounter at New Street.

McIlroy returned profession finest figures of 4 for 27 from 11 overs to revive his facet’s hopes within the prime three encounter by which 18 wickets fell on the second day.

Worcestershire will resume with a lead of 241 on a wicket nonetheless providing help and encouragement to the seamers. However the recreation is way more within the stability than had appeared seemingly after they reached 81 for 1 earlier than a spell of shedding seven wickets for 40 runs.

Worcestershire had obtained a primary innings lead of 114 after bowling out unbeaten Glamorgan in simply 48 overs. Dutch allrounder Logan van Beek adopted up his half-century with 4 for 43 and Dillon Pennington continued his current good kind in red-ball cricket with one other three wickets.

Jake Libby and Azhar Ali consolidated Worcestershire’s place through the early a part of their second innings in opposition to a Glamorgan assault handicapped by the absence of seamer Timm van der Gugten with a hamstring harm. However their depleted assets caught to their process throughout a marathon 50-over last session and most notably McIlroy who picked up the primary 4 wickets and ended the day with 12-3-27-4.

Glamorgan resumed on three for nought on a blistering scorching day and Worcestershire’s main wicket-taker Joe Leach struck two early blows to take his top quality tally for the season to 43.

The second ball of the morning accounted for Ed Byrom who pushed ahead and Adam Hose snaffled the chance away to his proper at first slip. Former Worcestershire Academy participant Zain-ul-Hassan departed after an identical stroke with keeper Gareth Roderick accepting the prospect.

Leach’s new ball associate Pennington bought in on the act as nightwatchman James Harris went lbw to a supply angled in to depart Glamorgan on 27 for 3. It was an identical state of affairs to the opening day when Worcestershire misplaced three wickets for 33 on a pitch nonetheless providing sufficient encouragement to the bowlers.

Sam Northeast survived an easy likelihood at midwicket off van Beek however added solely two extra earlier than he prodded at a supply from Pennington and was pouched by Libby at third slip.

Van Beek picked up his maiden Championship wicket for Worcestershire when Colin Ingram drove arduous and Libby once more made no mistake.

Kiran Carlson skilled a troublesome time, surviving two arduous probabilities and being hit on the helmet by a brief ball from Pennington. However the first over after lunch led to his downfall as he took one hand off the bat and slapped on-loan Essex seamer Ben Allison to cowl.

Chris Cooke and Billy Root then featured in the one substantial partnership of the innings in including 62 in 14 overs earlier than the final 4 wickets fell for 21 runs. Van Beek ended their resistance when Cooke was caught behind off an away swinger and in his subsequent over Ben Kellaway perished at second slip.

Van der Gugten, who wanted a runner, departed in the identical method off Pennington earlier than McIlroy was yorked by van Beek to wrap up the innings.

When Worcestershire batted, Roderick was caught by keeper Cooke off the primary ball of the innings from McIlroy.

Libby and Azhar then joined forces and noticed off the brand new ball earlier than their partnership flourished in comparatively untroubled trend. However McIlroy returned to the assault to select up three wickets within the area of 13 balls to spark a considerable collapse.

Azhar offered Cooke with one other scalp after making an attempt to chop to finish a stand of 81 with Libby. McIlroy had extra pleasure when Libby was undone by a ball of additional bounce which he nicked to at first slip. Jack Haynes then drove at McIlroy and second slip did the remainder.

Hose shouldered arms and was bowled by Harris, Zain trapped Kashif Ali lbw after which castled van Beek after he additionally provided no stroke. Harris took the ultimate wicket of the day when he beat the defensive push of Allison.



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