Glamorgan v Worcestershire, Cardiff, 4th day April 20, 2013

Allenby ends Glamorgan's 42-year wait

Glamorgan 295 (Allenby 78) and 36 for 0 beat Worcestershire 123 (Reed 5-27) and 207 (Samaraweera 79, Moeen 55, Allenby 4-27)

Jim Allenby completed an impressive all-round performance to help Glamorgan to a comfortable 10-wicket victory on the final morning of their Division Two clash with Worcestershire at Cardiff.

The victory was Glamorgan's first over Worcestershire at their Cardiff headquarters for 42 years. Allenby followed up his top score of 78 in Glamorgan's first innings to claim figures of 4 for 27 in 20 overs in the Worcestershire second innings.

He helped himself to three wickets on the final morning as the Welsh county claimed the final five wickets for only 22 runs after Worcestershire resumed on 185 for 5 to leave 36 for victory.

In reply to Worcestershire's 207 all out opener Ben Wright led the way in with 30 of the runs required as Glamorgan won 35 minutes before lunch. Glamorgan took 21 points from the contest to Worcestershire's three.

The visitors did not make the start they required when Thilan Samaraweera was caught and bowled by Michael Hogan for 79 in the fifth over of the day. And in the next over wicketkeeper Michael Johnson was caught by Marcus North off the potent bowling of Allenby.

It left Worcestershire in trouble at 195 for 7, a lead of only 23. Bowling with the second new ball Allenby was on target again, breaking through twice in the same over. First he bowled David Lucas to uproot his off stump before trapping Chris Russell leg before. Hogan claimed the last wicket to fall by having Gareth Andrew caught by North at mid-off.

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  • Thandi77 on April 20, 2013, 20:45 GMT

    things looking grim at new road. Rhodes needs to go. Clearly some of the guys coming through are not good enough for minor counties cricket let alone county cricket. In batting Pardoe, Kervezee & Pinner are useless and why get the aussie keeper Johnson who looks average without giving Cox an extended run in the team? I know things are tight moneywise but Samaraweera as the overseas player? come on surely there were other better options. Bowling attack makes me cringe how long can we rely on Richardson? Andrew is ok, but forget about Russell, Lucas, Harrison, Shantry, give runs in the side to Cessford & R Jones. Forget about the spin attack or lack of Choudry? D'Oliveira part time M Ali? not good enough. We are heading for the wooden spoon in division 2 as a lifelong Worcester supporter this hurts.

  • dummy4fb on April 20, 2013, 17:24 GMT

    Time for Rhodes to go, need a new face at New Road, way too many in the comfort zone

  • SDHM on April 20, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    @Simoc - Mike Reed, a hugely promising bowler, picked up a 5 wicket haul in the first innings. Look out for his name - I get the feeling we'll be hearing a lot of it this season.

  • Simoc on April 20, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    There are plenty of West Australian players mentioned here. Did any locals get a run?

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