Somerset v Glamorgan: Craig Overton’s five wickets blows Glamorgan away

Craig Overton (right) has played four Tests and made a single One Day International appearance for England
Bob Willis Trophy, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day two):
Somerset: 296 & 131-2 Hildreth 45*, Abell 44*
Glamorgan: 131 (46.1 overs) C Overton 5-28
Somerset (5 pts) lead Glamorgan (3 pts) by 296 runs

Somerset paceman Craig Overton put his side firmly on top as they go into day three on 131-2, leading Glamorgan by 296 runs.

Craig Overton (5-38) blew away the Glamorgan top order reducing them to 38-6 before they scrambled past the follow-on.

Josh Davey claimed two early wickets and Jamie Overton (2-16) bowled with pace.

A stand of 93 between Tom Abell and James Hildreth turned the screw in the final session.

A first innings lead of 165 removed any pressure on the Somerset batsmen in their second knock, as they looked to set Glamorgan an impossible target.

In the first hour of day two, Glamorgan’s first six batsmen were dismissed for single-figure scores before Graham Wagg’s 28.

That was followed by 23 apiece from the stubborn Kieran Bull and Ruaidhri Smith, who was batting with a runner because of a hamstring injury.

But the hostile Somerset attack, even without Lewis Gregory on England duty, highlighted the difference between the two Championship divisions.

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