Championship run is ended
Gloucestershire suffered their first Specsavers County Championship Second Division defeat since August last year as Glamorgan moved to the top of the table with a four-wicket victory at Bristol.
Michael Hogan added figures of four for 22 to his three first innings wickets to bowl out the home side for 161 from an overnight 41 for two.
Gloucestershire lost their last five wickets for 16 runs after lunch.
James Bracey and Benny Howell each made 33, but a target of 188 from 49 overs made the visitors clear favourites.
So it proved, Marnus Labuschagne continuing his prolific season with 82 and Billy Root contributing 31 as Glamorgan reached 188 for six with 6.5 overs to spare. They took 20 points to Gloucestershire’s six and overtake Lancashire at the summit of Division Two by a single point, having played one more game.
Head coach Richard Dawson said: “We played some really good cricket and didn’t have much luck with the ball.
“Labuschagne batted really well. The way he goes about his work is busy. He is a great runner between the wickets and always putting the bowler under pressure.
“It took two very good balls to get him out, We’re disappointed, but it’s not even July and we are right in the hunt for the top three places. Now it’s how we react to the defeat.
“On day two we didn’t play as well as we have done after getting ourselves in a great position with the bat. We weren’t sharp enough and made too many errors, but we will learn from that and move on.”