Glamorgan 42 for 4 trial Worcestershire 456 for 6 dec (D'Oliveira 202*, Clarke 133, Moeen 55) by 414 runs

Worcestershire were in complete control when the weather closed in at Cardiff, having reduced Glamorgan to 42 for 4 following Brett D'Oliveira's history-making maiden double century.

Rain arrived at 3.50pm - cutting 45 overs from the day - and with the weather forecast not good for the third day, it could help the home team avoid their third defeat in four games as they currently sit 414 runs behind Worcestershire's first-innings 456 for 6 declared.

After their bowlers had suffered for a day and a half, Glamorgan's batsmen were soon in trouble, losing their first three wickets for eight runs in just 21 balls. Jacques Rudolph and Chris Cooke did manage to put on thirty for the fourth wicket, before the Glamorgan captain ran himself out going for an ambitious third run.

Worcestershire resumed in the morning on 343 for 2, with D'Oliveira and Joe Clarke taking their partnership to 253, before Clarke was caught by Mark Wallace for 133. Another 12 runs would have created a new record for the third wicket against Glamorgan by the visitors, set by Damien D'Olivera - Brett's father - and Graeme Hick at Abergavenny in 1990, while Clarke was three runs short of a career best he previously achieved against Gloucestershire two weeks ago.

With Worcestershire intent on scoring quick runs before the declaration, they lost three wickets for four runs with Tom ohler-Cadmore caught at long-off, Ross Whiteley edging to Wallace and Ben Cox slicing to slip.

D'Oliveira however remained steadfast, and brought up his double century with a firm cover drive to the boundary, emulating both his grandfather Basil and his father, the first time in the history of the game that this to be achieved.

Glamorgan opened their innings with the debutant Nick Selman after a productive week with the 2nd XI where they scored four centuries. The experiment failed to provide dividends however as Selman, having struck his first ball for four, was lbw in Joe Leach's next over and with his next ball Leach had Will Bragg taken at second slip. When Wallace was bowled by Ed Barnard in the next over, Glamorgan were in disarray, and although Cooke counterattacked by striking three boundaries Rudolph never looked at ease before being dismissed.

One can only sympathise with Robert Croft, the newly appointed Glamorgan coach, who has worked hard with his players who appear to be lacking confidence while a surfeit of dropped catches in the four games- 12 to date - have not helped their cause.