A skillful bowling display helped Worcestershire complete victory over Glamorgan inside three days at New Road.

The home side strengthened their grip on second place in Division Two of the County Championship with their fifth win of the season.

Glamorgan were dismissed for 179 on day three as Worcestershire won by 80 runs, picking up a total of 20 points from the match and moving 31 points ahead of Glamorgan in the battle for the second promotion spot behind Durham.

Dutch international Logan van Beek completed an excellent all-round game with another four wickets to take his tally to eight in the game after his first innings half century.

Worcestershire had started the day batting on 127-8, but added only 18 more runs for the last two wickets to finish on 145 all out.

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Dillon Pennington and Joe Leach shared the new ball and it didn’t take long for the latter to claim his 44th wicket of the season, trapping Ed Byrom lbw to leave the visitors 3-1.

Netherlands all-rounder van Beek had former Worcestershire academy graduate Zain Ul Hassan dropped at mid wicket but three wickets soon fell for just seven runs.

Colin Ingram was caught at third slip by Jake Libby off the bowling of van Beek, Ul Hassan was bowled by Ben Allison, who is on loan at Worcestershire from Essex, and Glamorgan were 37-4 when van Beek had Kiran Carlson lbw with another swinging delivery.

Sam Northeast and Billy Root provided some resistance with a partnership of 48 before Northeast was caught at first slip by Adam Hose off the bowling of Leach.

Root’s counter-attacking knock saw him finish unbeaten on 84 from 100 balls, with 11 fours.

But Worcestershire continued to take wickets at the other end.

Allison had Chris Cooke caught by Libby at third slip for 12 and van Beek was in the action once again when Ben Kellaway tried in vain to kick the ball away from his stumps after it had spun back, bagging himself a pair in the process.

Jack Harris was caught by Haynes off Pennington for 14, Leach had Timm van der Gugten caught by Hose in the slips for 1 and van Beek wrapped up victory, bowling Jamie McIlroy for 2.