WORCESTERSHIRE are celebrating their first Specsavers County Championship Division Two win since mid-May.

A century from Daryl Mitchell and fine pace bowling mixed with poor shot selection earned a 155-run success over Glamorgan at Blackfinch New Road.

Veteran opener Mitchell struck 139 spanning six hours and formed the bedrock of a second-innings total of 299 all out.

Glamorgan were left a target of 312 but Joe Leach, Ed Barnard, Charlie Morris and Moeen Ali worked their way through the batting swiftly as they were dismissed for 156 in 38.2 overs.

Worcestershire’s first win in 10 Championship matches comes after a season of disappointment in red-ball cricket in which they were one of the pre-season promotion favourites.

A third heavy defeat in a row dealt another serious blow to Glamorgan’s hopes of securing a first promotion for 15 years.

Leach immediately put Glamorgan on the back foot in their reply.

Nick Selman (0) edged the second ball to Mitchell at second slip before Nick Cullen (5) pushed forward and was bowled.

In between Cullen was also involved in a mix-up with Kraigg Brathwaite (0) who was run out without facing by Barnard’s direct hit from cover with both batsmen stranded at the non-striker’s end.

Barnard then accounted for David Lloyd (29) after he looked to turn him on the on-side and lost his leg bail.

Samit Patel (7) played a similar shot against the England Lions player and was lbw.

Morris followed up his five wickets in the first innings with two in an over as Billy Root (26) drove loosely to Barnard, who held at the second attempt at point, and Ruaidhri Smith (4) went lbw.

It became 128-8 when Timm van der Gugten (13) attempted a pull against Adam Finch and skied a chance to Moeen at mid-wicket.

The England all-rounder then bowled Chris Cooke (45) after he went for a drive.

Moeen ended proceedings when Lukas Carey (12) was pouched on the mid-wicket boundary.

Earlier Mitchell ended a lean spell with the bat by completing his second Championship century of the campaign.

His only other Championship hundred of the summer was in his first innings of 2019 at Leicestershire.

Worcestershire resumed on 153-2 and Mitchell and Jack Haynes (31) extended their partnership to 69 in 34 overs before the latter tried to sweep Patel and was lbw.

Patel struck again with a delivery which popped on Alex Milton (5) with wicketkeeper Cooke grabbing the chance at the second attempt.

Riki Wessels made a quick 32 before he was trapped lbw by Michael Hogan who collected another scalp when wicketkeeper Ben Cox (0) was caught behind.

Mitchell completed his 36th hundred for Worcestershire off 243 balls with his 14th boundary.

Van der Gugten held on to a return catch from Barnard (6) and then Leach (4) clipped the same bowler to mid-wicket.

Morris (1) was bowled by Patel, who finished with 4-59 from 30 overs, and the innings ended with Mitchell short of his ground going for a second run after a mix-up with Finch.