Worcestershire 284 and 145 (McIlroy 5-34) beat Glamorgan 170 (van Beek 4-42, Pennington 3-43) and 179 (Root 84*, van Beek 4-46)
Worcestershire strengthened their grip on second place in Division Two of the LV=Insurance coverage County Championship as they defeated promotion rivals Glamorgan by 80 runs at New Street.
As soon as once more all members of their four-pronged seam assault bowled with self-discipline on a wicket which nonetheless supplied them adequate encouragement. Membership Captain Brett D’Oliveira’s first innings knock of 74 not out was additionally a vital contribution and so they had been capable of survive a second innings collapse of 9 wickets for 64 runs to gather 20 factors from the sport.
Worcestershire at the moment are 31 factors forward of Glamorgan within the battle for the second promotion spot, behind Durham who’re their subsequent opponents in two weeks at New Street. Leicestershire are rising as their largest challengers after their win over Gloucestershire leaves them 24 factors behind in third, with a sport in hand.
Worcestershire resumed day three on 127 for eight and McIlroy claimed one of many final two wickets to finish his first five-for in first-class cricket. D’Oliveira was caught low down at second slip chopping at James Harris after which final man Dillon Pennington fell to a one-handed return catch by McIlroy. He completed with the superb figures of 5 for 34 because the innings was wrapped up in 6.5 overs for the addition of 18 runs.
Pennington and Joe Leach shared the brand new ball and the latter quickly claimed his forty fourth wicket of the season when Ed Byrom was lbw to a supply swinging into him. Former Worcestershire Academy participant Zain Ul Hassan was put down at midwicket off van Beek however it didn’t show a expensive miss as three wickets fell for seven runs.
Colin Ingram drove on the Netherlands worldwide and for the second time within the sport perished to Jake Libby at third slip. Ul Hassan performed down the incorrect line and was bowled by on-loan Essex allrounder Ben Allison from a ball angled in. It grew to become 37 for 4 when Kiran Carlson went lbw to van Beek to a different supply swinging into his pads.
A lot accountability now rested on Sam Northeast and Billy Root and so they added 48 in 11 overs as Leach and Pennington returned for a post-lunch burst. As is commonly the case, Leach made the essential breakthrough when Northeast was pouched low down at first slip by Adam Hose. He waited to verify with the sq. leg umpire that the ball had carried earlier than departing.
Root performed with loads of aggression and accomplished a 53 ball half-century when he sq. drove van Beek for his tenth boundary. However Allison got here again into the assault and accounted for Chris Cooke who regarded to work the ball on the leg facet however solely edged to Libby who dived ahead from third slip to take the catch.
Ben Kellaway collected a pair when he tried in useless to kick a supply from van Beek away from his stumps after it had spun again, and James Harris drove arduous at Dillon Pennington and fell to a pointy catch by Jack Haynes at second slip.
Worcestershire moved to inside one wicket of victory when Hose snaffled van der Gugten at first slip off the persevering Leach. It was throughout when van Beek bowled McIlroy to go away Root undefeated on 114 over the 2 innings.