FALTERING Worcestershire suffered back-to-back Specsavers County Championship Division Two defeats with a home thrashing by Glamorgan.

The Welsh visitors secured consecutive victories under new skipper Michael Hogan as they completed a nine-wicket success with a day and a half to spare at New Road.

Hogan led from the front with the ball, claiming the first three wickets in Worcestershire's second innings as they were bowled out for just 129 after resuming on 34-1 to leave Glamorgan requiring just 16 to win.

He finished with 5-38 from 14.2 overs and received excellent support from Timm van der Gugten and Lukas Carey.

Worcestershire had won their opening four Championship games and inflicted an eight-wicket defeat on Glamorgan inside seven sessions at the SWALEC Stadium.

Former four-day skipper Jacques Rudolph returned to form with his first Championship hundred for two years to lay the foundations of a Glamorgan recovery from 58-6 on the opening day.

It was not the ideal preparation for Worcestershire's Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final with Yorkshire Vikings or Surrey at New Road on Saturday.

Several of their middle-order batsmen are struggling for form and only 19-year-old Josh Tongue and skipper Joe Leach posed a major threat with the ball.

The big plus for them will be the return of all-rounder John Hastings after Australia's exit from the ICC Trophy and they must hope he can help galvanise the squad to reproduce their early-season form.

Hogan had sent back Daryl Mitchell on Saturday evening and made the first two morning breakthroughs as Brett D'Oliveira (22) was trapped lbw and Joe Clarke (17) departed to a head-high catch by Will Bragg at cover.

Ben Cox (3) tried to cut Lukas Carey and Colin Ingram at first slip held onto a juggling catch before van der Gugten struck in successive overs.

The out-of-form Tom Fell battled away for 33 off 87 balls but then fell victim to a superb head-high catch by Ingram and in the next over Ed Barnard (2) nicked through to keeper Chris Cooke.

The procession continued after lunch as the final four wickets fell to Hogan and Carey for 10 runs in 5.3 overs.

Leach (7) chopped Hogan onto his stumps, Ross Whiteley (16) steered Carey to gulley, Tongue (1) nicked the same bowler through to keeper Chris Cooke and Nathan Lyon (4) swung at Hogan and was bowled.

Glamorgan lost Nick Selman, bowled by Barnard for three, in reaching their modest target.