Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Leicestershire ensure division one survival
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2001, 16:16 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2001
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Leicester: Leicestershire ensured County Championship First Division cricket for next season when it demolished Glamorgan by 10 wickets at Grace Road on Sunday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]Leicestershire won with a day and a half to spare after it bowled out the Welsh side for 245 in its second innings, leaving a target of just 20 for its first win since July, also over Glamorgan at Cardiff.The 19 points Leicestershire obtained from the game means it is now mathematically safe from the threat of relegation, but Glamorgan is certain to be in the Second Division next season after picking up just three points.Glamorgan resumed on 126 for two on Sunday having followed on 226 behind Leicestershire's 372 after being skittled for 146 in its first innings.The visitors began stubbornly with a stand of 97 for the third wicket as James Maher reached his fourth century of the season, but when Michael Powell fell for 25 the wickets began to tumble.Powell was caught at slip as he edged an away swinger from Darren Maddy and Maher followed the ball after reaching 100, caught behind by Neil Burns off Devon Malcolm.After that wickets fell at regular intervals, with seven going before lunch for 104 runs. Shortly after the break last man Jones holed out to extra cover off Maddy to give the medium pacer his third wicket.England seamer James Ormond and Malcolm also took three wickets apiece, with Ormond posting match figures of seven for 95.Leicestershire needed just 20 and there was time for opener Iain Sutcliffe to reach 1,000 first class runs in a season for the first time.