WORCESTERSHIRE face a testing morning with the bat after slipping to 191-5 in reply to Glamorgan's 449 all out in County Championship Division Two.

Alex Gidman's visitors have a deficit of 258 runs to make up going into the third day at the leaders in Cardiff but their first objective will be to avoid the follow-on.

One of the few bright spots was a career-best bowling spell from spinner Brett D'Oliveira of 7-92.

The hosts had resumed the second day on 354-6 but Graham Wagg (4) soon spooned a catch to Callum Ferguson at mid-off off teenager Adam Finch.

However, Lukas Carey helped Tom Cullen add 39 for the eighth wicket with the former striking a boundary from the last ball of the 110th over to ensure the fifth batting point.

Wicketkeeper Cullen went on to score his fourth 50 in nine innings.

D’Oliveira bowled both Cullen (51) and Carey (23) on a dry pitch which offered minimal turn.

But a stand of 36 for the last wicket between Michael Hogan (19) and Tim van der Gugten (22 not out) resulted in Worcestershire needing 300 to avoid the follow-on.

Openers Daryl Mitchell and Josh Dell made an ultra-cautious start in reply.

After a combined eight-over spell at the start of the innings from Hogan and Carey, they had only scored 12 and then the County had 17 on the board by the end of the 16th.

They had to contend with some high-class seam bowling but the pair went on to share an opening stand of 83.

Then Dell, pushing forward to David Lloyd in the captain’s opening over, was caught behind for 36.

Mitchell’s cautious innings of 43 from 134 balls was ended by Hogan who got the ball to move across the batsman at the last moment resulting in a second catch for Cullen.

Two further wickets fell in quick succession as Riki Wessels (9) guided one from Wagg to second slip.

Ferguson, who had also played a cautious innings, played on for 29 off 53 balls when attempting to force Dan Douthwaite through the off-side.

Ed Barnard (27no) and Ross Whiteley survived for 15 overs.

But with three overs remaining Hogan returned to bowl Whiteley for 17 with the ball deflecting from the batsman’s thigh pad.