County Championship: Glamorgan keep in promotion race after beating Derbyshire
|LV= County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens Cardiff (day 4)|
|Glamorgan 540-5 dec (96 overs): Lloyd 313*, Root 79; Dal 2-67|
|Derbyshire 253: Dal 92; Patel 5-68& 273:Madsen 77, du Plooy 66; vd Gugten 3-41,Harris 3-59|
|Glamorgan (24 pts) beat Derbyshire (2 pts) by an innings and 24 runs|
Glamorgan wrapped up victory by an innings and 24 runs over Derbyshire to maintain themselves within the promotion race going into the season’s closing week.
James Harris and Timm van der Gugten took three wickets every as Derbyshire had been dismissed for 274.
Derbyshire resisted by means of Leus du Plooy’s 77 and 66 from Wayne Madsen earlier than falling away.
Glamorgan confronted having to beat a Middlesex lead of 9 factors within the final spherical.
Glamorgan are away to Sussex on Monday, 26 September whereas rivals Middlesex are at Worcestershire.
Madsen and du Plooy took their in a single day partnership to 128 earlier than du Plooy, on 66, performed no shot to at least one which jagged again from veteran Michael Hogan, taking part in his closing match on the bottom.
Harry Got here went shortly, leg-before to Ajaz Patel for 2, with Derbyshire 5 down at lunch.
First innings hero Anuj Dal settled in properly however was given out caught behind on 25, a lot to his amazement, as Harris began to search out some swing with the previous ball.
Andrew Salter inflicted a pair on Alex Thomson whereas Madsen chopped one from Harris onto his leg stump after 4 hours on the crease as three wickets fell in consecutive overs.
Sam Conners struck just a few defiant blows in his 23 earlier than top-edging Hogan to fantastic leg and Van Der Gugten sealed the end result with the limping Ben Aitchison caught behind for 12 earlier than Hogan led the crew off to a rousing reception.
Derbyshire, who host Leicestershire of their closing match, noticed their slim hopes of promotion disappear. They had been left to replicate on their sudden resolution to bowl first, permitting residence skipper David Lloyd to hit a triple century.