Gus Miller and Michael Finan both hit centuries as Northamptonshire 2XI enjoyed a positive third day against Glamorgan 2XI.

The pair made 241 to break the record for the highest 8th wicket stand for Northamptonshire 2XI.

The 2XI started the day 142/6, with Miller on 35 and Heldreich on 7. The latter fell shortly after the start of proceedings, trapped LBW by Gorvin for 8.

The dismissal of Heldreich, brought Finan to the crease and started the record 2XI 8th wicket stand, the pair worked their way from 151-7 to 283/7 by lunch.

Gus Milller brought up his hundred in 190 balls shortly before lunch, striking nine 4s. Finan had brought up his half century, with his previous 2XI best in cricket being only 12.

The pair were relentless in their striking, making the most of any width that the Glamorgan bowlers offered. Despite the new ball being taken two overs after lunch, Miller and Finan continued their pursuit of runs.

115 balls into his innings, Michael Finan brought up his century as Glamorgan’s frustrations grew.

Gus brought up his 150, 67 better than his previous 2XI best, after 352 minutes at the crease.

The 8th wicket stand was eventually broken on 241 after Finan was caught on the rope and the 2XI were 392/8. Sturgess fell in the following over and Miller was the last to go in the 102nd over, ending his mammoth innings on 158.

Trailing by 209 runs, there was time for 28 overs in the day as Glamorgan looked to be resilient and push back the 2XI’s efforts of forcing a result.

Sturgess made an early breakthrough, bowling Smale for 18 in the 7th over.

It was the combination of Miller and Finan once again, as the pair worked together for the run out of Bevan for 14 and Glamorgan 2XI were 54/2.

Kellaway and MacGregor put on an unbeaten stand of 56 to frustrate the 2XI late on as they finished the third day 110/2, trailing Northamptonshire’s first innings by 99 runs.