Lancashire seal crushing victory

Kwerrigan - four-wicket haul

Kwerrigan - four-wicket haul

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Lancashire’s cricketers took a further big step towards the County Championship Division Two title when they polished off Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay.

The Red Rose side claimed the five wickets they needed in Glamorgan’s second innings to bowl their opponents out for 193 having followed-on in reply to 698 for five declared, winning by an innings and 157 runs.

They lost all five wickets for 12 runs in 53 balls to slip from 181-5 following a stand of 61 between Chris Cooke and Andrew Salter, and there were more than 52 overs left to be bowled when Glamorgan’s tenth wicket fell and it was all over.

Leg-spinner Simon Kerrigan finished with figures fof four for 28, from 21.4 overs, Arron Lilley’s off-spin accounted for three wickets,

Lancashire, held up by the loss of 21 overs due to rain in the morning session, gleaned 24 points from the match and moved 68 clear of the the third-placed Welshmen with four still to play.

Lancashire are now 32 points clear of second-placed Surrey in the standings - the Londoners have a match in hand.