Northamptonshire 2nd XI claimed an impressive win as they beat Glamorgan 2nd XI by nine wickets in less than a day and a half of play.
After the first day was washed out, Northamptonshire captain Harry Gouldstone won the toss on the second day and elected to bowl at Spytty Park, home of Newport Cricket Club.
Northamptonshire immediately made excellent use of the damp conditions and made inroads into the Glamorgan first innings, leaving them 25-4 in the eleventh over. By lunch, Glamorgan were six down for 114 with the wickets being shared by James Sales, Liam Hurt and Gus Miller.
The Northamptonshire success continued after lunch as they dismissed their opponents for 138.
James Sales ended with superb figures of 4-33 from his fourteen overs, along with strong performances from Hurt and Miller, who bagged three wickets apiece.
Bad light called an end to proceedings just four overs from the end of play and Northamptonshire had reached 170-5, carrying a lead of 32 runs going into day three.
Northamptonshire only added 24 more runs to their overnight total with Academy batter Aadi Sharma being dismissed to only the second ball of the day.
The innings was held together by trialist Will Masojada who hit 43 from 109 deliveries, as Northamptonshire finished their first innings 194 all out and headed into Glamorgan’s second innings with a lead of 56 runs.
The young Northamptonshire seam attack soon got to work on the opposition, with James Sales’ 3-12 from his opening spell rocking Glamorgan. Gus Miller also posted an excellent display, recording figures of 4-21 from his seven over spell.
First year professional George Gowler helped maintain a strong bowling performance, striking before and after lunch to reduce Glamorgan to 80 all out.
This left Northamptonshire needing just 24 runs to win in which they comfortably achieved in just 27 deliveries to seal a terrific win.
Credit and thanks again to the ground and support staff at Newport Cricket Club for getting their ground fit to play on this week.