Glamorgan close in after Michael Neser, David Lloyd hobble Leicestershire second innings

Leicestershire 320 and 158 for 7 (Azad 58, Neser 3-36) lead Glamorgan 437 (Cooke 52) by 41 runs

An efficient lower-order batting show and wickets for Michael Neser and David Lloyd have left Glamorgan in a really sturdy place going into the ultimate day of their LV= Insurance coverage County Championship match in opposition to Leicestershire in Cardiff.

Glamorgan began the day on 305 for five and a fifty from Chris Cooke and helpful contributions from Neser and James Weighell took the house facet to a first-innings lead of 117. Glamorgan chipped away on the guests batting line-up to depart Leicestershire simply 41 runs in entrance with three wickets in hand.

Glamorgan will go begin the fourth day feeling assured that they will declare their first residence victory of the season with Leicestershire on 158 for 7 of their second innings.

The day began with Leicestershire choosing up the wicket of Andy Gorvin who was dismissed lbw for 23 by Beuran Hendricks when he left a ball that got here again into him. On the fall of Gorvin’s wicket Glamorgan have been nonetheless trailing by 9 runs. A stand of 65 between Cooke and Neser took them into the lead with Cooke passing fifty from 138 balls.

Cooke’s dismissal got here when Callum Parkinson bowled the proper left-arm spinner’s supply that turned handed his bat and clipped his off stump. It was an uncharacteristically stoic innings from Cooke who appeared to hold round to take his workforce to a doubtlessly match-winning lead.

Glamorgan completed on 437 all out with Weighell the final man out for 34 and the house workforce narrowly lacking out on full batting bonus factors.

Two early wickets decreased Leicestershire to fifteen for two, with Sam Evans caught down the leg facet by wicketkeeper Cooke off the bowling of Michael Hogan. Rishi Patel made a profession finest 82 within the first innings however he lasted simply seven balls on day three, edging a ravishing supply from Neser to Cooke.

A 66-run partnership between Hassan Azad and Louis Kimber chipped away on the Glamorgan lead however Neser struck once more with one other gorgeous supply that got here again simply sufficient to bowl Kimber for 37.

Azad went on to his second half-century of the match, mentioning the landmark from 88 balls as Leicestershire battled to wipe out the Glamorgan lead. However Lloyd picked up the wickets of Azad and Wiaan Mulder within the house of two overs to depart Leicestershire in actual bother. When Azad was caught at slip for 56 off a ball that lifted on him his workforce have been simply two runs to the great and 5 wickets down.

The lead was simply 22 when Neser received the sixth Leicestershire wicket, Scott Metal going lbw for 18, and when Harry Swindells was bowled by a Weighell ball that he left alone his departure introduced the day to a detailed.

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