Northants face awkward bound

Northants won by 7 wickets


Northants can be confident of victory in Cardiff but they indulge in to make it without their England batsman Ben Duckett who has already fallen

Ben Duckett: one down, nine remaining  •  Getty Images

Ben Duckett: one down, nine remaining  •  Getty Images

Northants 310 (Levi 101, Hogan 4-58) and 42 for 1 require a additional 176 runs to beat Glamorgan 207 (Salter 59, Meschede 49, Gleeson 5-60) and 320 (Cooke 69, Gleeson 3-71, Kleinveldt 3-77)

Northamptonshire need one other 176 runs on the closing day with nine wickets in hand to relate a potentially precious victory over Glamorgan in their make clear to acquire promotion to Specsavers County Championship Division One.

Rory Kleinveldt and Richard Gleeson took three wickets apiece because the visitors, seeking to develop up predominant ground on top two Nottinghamshire and
Worcestershire in Division Two, bowled out Glamorgan for 320 in their second innings at Cardiff.

That left the visitors desiring 218 for victory, and so that they reached 42 for 1 by the end with Ben Duckett the man out for 23.

Acquire Newton and nightwatchman Simon Kerrigan will resume on Friday with Northamptonshire gleaming handiest a victory will make.

Earlier, Glamorgan had batted with more software and motive in their second innings than in the first, especially after shedding two instant wickets at the open of the day.

Resuming on 61 for 1, they saw overnight batsmen Jack Murphy and Jacques Rudolph pushed aside by Kleinveldt in his first two overs.

Murphy became lbw to Kleinveldt’s fifth ball sooner than Rudolph, having moments sooner than been caught off a no-ball, drove Kleinveldt to cowl to leave for 28.

That left the hosts on 68 for 3 but Colin Ingram and Kiran Carson rebuilt with a partnership of 68.

Child Carlson performed some subtle strokes thru the off aspect and had stepped forward to 44 sooner than he gloved a ball from Azharullah on to his stumps.

Following his dismissal, a heavy bathe stopped play with Glamorgan taking an early lunch on 136 for 4.

When play resumed, Ingram grew to alter into Azharullah’s second victim when he had his off stump knocked abet, but cautious software from Chris Cooke and Andrew Salter saw them put on 71 for the sixth wicket as Glamorgan elevated their lead.

The partnership became broken by Acquire Keogh, who bought his first ball to turn thru the gate and bowl Salter for 19.

Cooke, who faced 116 balls and struck nine fours in a watchful innings, top-scored with 69 but his preserve came to an cease when he became caught by
wicketkeeper David Murphy off Kerrigan.

At 244 for 7, Northamptonshire would indulge in hoped to wrap up the Glamorgan tail in instant vogue but Marchant de Lange went on the assault to get the dwelling aspect previous the 300 attach.

He clubbed three sixes and two fours in his 39 – his best procure for Glamorgan – and shared in a stand of 57 in handiest 9.2 overs with Craig Meschede.

Gleeson ended the fun by brushing off both De Lange and Meschede – either aspect of Lukas Carey being bowled by Kleinveldt – to leave Northamptonshire desiring 218 to acquire and 12 overs left sooner than the end.

The visitors nearly lost a wicket to the seventh ball when De Lange real failed to amass on to a return preserve from Duckett, but Glamorgan still managed to snare the dreadful opener real sooner than stumps when Michael Hogan had him caught in the abet of.

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