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Watch highlights from day two at the SWALEC Stadium

Jim Allenby struck an unbeaten half-century to put Glamorgan in a handy position at the end of the second day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire at the SWALEC Stadium.

Allenby was 71 not out as Glamorgan finished on 235 for seven - for a lead of 112 - after Worcestershire were bowled out for only 123 on the first day.

There were also useful contributions from opener Ben Wright and Marcus North, with 40 and 48 respectively, in a low-scoring contest, while Worcestershire seam duo Alan Richardson and Gareth Andrew claimed three wickets apiece.

An hour’s play was lost to rain in the middle of the morning session and, when the players returned to the middle, Andrew made the breakthrough by bowling Will Bragg to leave Glamorgan 22 for one.

The seamer was on target again after lunch, trapping Stewart Walters in front immediately after being cover-driven for four.

North and Wright gave the innings some impetus by putting on a valuable 59 for the third wicket but, an over after helping take the score beyond 100, the latter pushed forward and edged behind to give Richardson his first wicket.

Former Sussex batsman Murray Goodwin has yet to make double figures at the start of his Glamorgan career and departed for only one when caught at point by Neil Pinner to leave the home side 114 for three, nine behind Worcestershire.

Allenby dispatched David Lucas for successive fours through the covers as the hosts went into the lead just before tea.

With Glamorgan resuming on 134 for four, North looked certain to reach 50 but fell just short, lbw to Richardson.

Skipper Mark Wallace only made one from 11 balls before edging Andrew behind.

But seventh-wicket pair Allenby and Graham Wagg proved more useful, the former registering the first fifty by a Glamorgan player this season and also bringing up his side's first batting point of the summer.

The second new ball accounted for Wagg, who top-edged Richardson to Lucas - ending a 63-run partnership with Allenby.

Dean Cosker did a good job of guiding Glamorgan to the close with no further scares, however, as the first-innings lead moved beyond three figures.

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