584 & 183
Glamorgan win by an innings and 28 runs
Glamorgan continue promotion push against Leicestershire

Head coach Matt Maynard has named a 13-man squad for our LV= County Championship fixture against Leicestershire at the Uptonsteel County Ground. 

There are three changes from the squad that faced table-topping Nottinghamshire in our commanding draw last week, as right-arm seamer James Weighell is recalled while left-arm spinner Prem Sisodiya and wicket-keeper batter Tom Cullen miss out. 

The Welsh county head into the contest in third place in the Division Two table, just one point behind Middlesex, who occupy second spot.  

Leicestershire, who Glamorgan defeated by six wickets earlier in the season, are bottom of the table despite breaking their County Championship record score against Sussex at Hove last week, when they made 756/4 declared. 

View from the camp – David Lloyd 

We go into every game trying to win, and we will do exactly the same this week. Every team in this league is a good side, so we will have to go there on our A-game. We need to perform the way we know we can and hopefully come back with a win. 

We have to go there next week and look to win. We look to win every game but if you look at the way the table is and how we are going then you would say we have to win this game to give us the best chance of going up. 

We just need to keep doing what we have been doing. Obviously, Sam (Northeast) and Eddie (Byrom) have been brilliant, while every else has been chipping in, so as a batting unit the past week we have done pretty well. The bowlers have been superb all year. 

Timm looks like he will be coming back from injury which gives us another good headache to have. It is good to have those kinds of decisions to make. We will go there with a full-strength squad which gives us a great opportunity to win the game and hopefully get into the top two. 

Head-to-head – Leicestershire vs Glamorgan  

Glamorgan’s last visit to the Grace Road ground came in 2018 when the Welsh county lost a dramatic contest by three runs after a buccaneering innings by Marchant de Lange. Glamorgan had been chasing a target of 250 but slumped to 139-8 before de Lange, in the space of just 45 balls, put bat to ball with a salvo of fours and sixes.  

56 runs were still needed when Hogan joined de Lange but runs continued to haemorrhage with left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson conceding 21 runs in an over as de Lange struck successive sixes, whilst overs from Varun Aaron and Gavin Griffiths also saw the ball speed to, and over, the boundary boards as the target, amidst growing tension, swiftly fell into single figures.  

Raine then returned at the Pavilion End with the gleeful de Lange depositing him straight back over his head for four before lofting the next delivery into Parkinson’s hands at long-on just as it looked as if the South African had struck the winning runs. 

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How to watch/listen:   

Thanks to our friends at Leicestershire, the game will be livestreamed on our website via the Match Zone with commentary from Nick Webb and his BBC Radio Wales colleagues. 

You can enjoy highlights and match updates on the club’s social media channels.