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Jim Allenby completed an impressive all-round performance to help Glamorgan to a comfortable 10-wicket win on the final morning of their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Worcestershire at the SWALEC Stadium.

The victory was Glamorgan’s first over Worcestershire at their Cardiff headquarters for 42 years.

Australian-born Allenby followed up his top score of 78 in Glamorgan’s first innings to claim figures of 4-27 in 20 overs in the Worcestershire second innings.

Jim Allenby

All-rounder Jim Allenby took four second-innings wickets as Glamorgan beat Worcestershire at their Cardiff home for the first time in 42 years

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

In reply to 207 all out, opener Ben Wright led the way with 30 of the runs required as Glamorgan won 35 minutes before lunch. The hosts took 21 points from the contest to their opponents’ three.

The visitors did not make the start they required when former Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera was caught and bowled by Michael Hogan for 79 in the fifth over of the day.

And in the next set of six, wicketkeeper Michael Johnson was caught by Marcus North off the potent bowling of Allenby. It left Worcestershire in trouble at 195 for seven, a lead of only 23.

Armed with the second new ball Allenby was on target again, breaking through twice in the same over. First he uprooted David Lucas’ 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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