Glamorgan 359 (Carlson 83, Meschede 55, van der Gugten 50) and 175 (Taylor 4-15) beat Leicestershire 132 and 270 (Klein 94, Hogan 4-30) by 132 runs
After Glamorgan had reduced Leicestershire to 102 for 8 shortly before tea, they would have been ready to celebrate their second victory of the season in the Championship, but the Leicestershire tailenders had other ideas, and the home team had to wait until the first ball of the penultimate before the final window fell, with Glamorgan winning by 132 runs.
Dieter Klein, batting at No. 10, joined Callum Parkinson and the ninth pair remained by 17 overs to add 72, before Parkinson was knocked down by Michael Hogan for 31. Gavin Griffiths and Klein further thwarted Glamorgan with Klein reaching the best record of his career 94, before reaching Timm van der Gugten, the last two fields of Leicestershire totaling 168 races.
Klein faced 100 balls, hitting a si x and fifteen fours and deserved a century. If the veteran hitters had only emulated their approach, the visitors could have challenged the hard target of 403.
Meanwhile, Glamorgan can reflect on a season in which they won their first and last championship game but, although they did not have players High level with Marchant de Lange playing only three championship games and Shaun Marsh four, had a lower performance with their young players without confidence.
Glamorgan picked up 106 for 4 at the start of the game, but any idea of fast races and a statement quickly dissipated, like the Leicestershire sailors going early. Jeremy Lawlor could not raise his score overnight when he was knocked down by Tom Taylor for 21, who then fired Craig Meschede and top scorer Chris Cooke in quick succession.
Taylor, who was making his debut in the Leicestershire Championship, but who was injured for most of the season, was easily the most impressive bowler in Leicestershire, finishing with excellent figures of 12.4-7-15-4 .
The visitors had three overs before lunch, but they lost Ateeq Javed in the first ball of Michael Hogan, and when Colin Ackerman went to van der Gugten, Leicestershire had 4 for 2. Mark Cosgrove was in a pair of kings against his old county and although he avoided that domesticated Hogan cunningly in midwicket.
Hogan relied on his sealers and when Meschede was taken to the Attack Lewis Hill trapped Lewis Hill downstairs, before the same combination dismissed Harry Dearden by 24.
Taylor proved that he has the attributes of becoming a useful all-terrain with some solid units. roughly the offside before hitting Hogan to the first slip. Leicestershire had 102 by 8, but Klein and Parkinson decided to share a productive partnership with both players playing each ball on merit and making sure their team did not lose before tea.
They put 72 in 17 overs, before Parkinson Hogan was gingerbread for 31, the captain of Glamorgan took his season count to 44 wickets.