Northamptonshire slip to an inevitable defeat in Championship

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Northamptonshire slumped to a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Glamorgan despite losing 115 overs from their LV= County Championship clash.

It was the County’s first loss in the four-day game this season and came shortly before 3pm on the final day.

It was the first time for Glamorgan to win two games in succession since they defeated Kent and Middlesex in 2011.

Rob Newton with a battling innings of 107 - his first hundred of the season - tried his best to prolong the Northants second innings but once he was dismissed by Craig Meschede and Adam Rossington was out to Andrew Salter there was little resistance from the others.

Northamptonshire had resumed on 163 for 4, with Newton and Rossington defying the Glamorgan attack for 57 minutes before Jaques Rudolph brought Meschede into the attack.

The bowler rewarded his captain with his second ball when Newton played on.

On three further occasions when Rudolph changed the bowling the bowlers struck in their first over.

When Andrew Salter was brought on, Ben Duckett, who had struck four successive boundaries got a leading edge to mid off, and the young off spinner then produced a beauty that turned and bounced which David Willey could only edge to slip.

Rossington played another sensible innings, reaching his second fifty in the game before he fatally swept at Salter who took his third wicket to end with match figures of 6 for 69.

Rudolph could do no wrong and when Ruaidhri Smith was summoned he duly obliged by having Rory Kleinveldt caught off a skier to wicketkeeper Wallace.

When play was prolonged through the lunch interval with nine wickets down Chambers was dismissed at 1.28pm which left Glamorgan with only 56 to win.

Northants opened with a spinner as they were -2 with their over rate, but Glamorgan cantered to victory by 10 wickets.