Final day: Worcestershire (22pts) beat Glamorgan (6pts) by 311 runs

Worcestershire insist they are taking nothing for granted in their pursuit of promotion, despite beating Glamorgan on the North Wales coast to register a fifth victory in six outings.

Having set Glamorgan the academic figure of 503 to win, Matt Mason's burst of four wickets for 56 opened the way for victory as the home side were bowled out for 191 by 3pm on the final day on Saturday.

It confirmed a maximum points victory by 311 runs which consolidates Worcestershire's position in second place in Division Two behind Surrey, with a game in hand over Essex in third.

"We are happy with the way we are playing and we have made it no secret that we want to be in the top flight of both competitions," said

Worcestershire skipper Vikram Solanki. "But we have got five games left this season and that is a lot of cricket.

"We can be very satisfied with the way we are playing but we are not going to rest on our laurels or get in the least bit complacent."

And with Surrey coming to New Road tomorrow it is not time to rest on laurels. They will probably offer more resistance that Glamorgan's batsmen did in the second innings.

Resuming the final day on eight for nought, Mason caused havoc at the top of the order.

It took until only the eighth ball of the day for Mason to trap Australian dangerman Mark Cosgrove lbw in front.

But the key moment seemed to come when Mason struck David Hemp a painful blow on the elbow and he was forced to retire hurt.

Two overs later, Michael Powell became the first of four catches by Steve Davies, and after Nadeem Malik bowled Ryan Watkins with one that kept low Mason claimed wickets three and four.

First James Franklin nibbled one behind and then Richard Grant was the victim of a brilliant left handed catch by Davies from an inside edge.

After that it was just a case of when Worcestershire would win and the victory came rather sooner than later with Roger Sillence taking three for nine in 3.4 overs.

Solanki (right) added: "Nobody would have been surprised if this game had panned out into a boring draw, judging by the way the wicket played on the opening three days. So all the more reason to enjoy some of the performances the boys put in. Everyone has contributed this season. Zaheer Khan is our strike bowler and he does that job very well, but Matt Mason is a key part of the team and bowled beautifully at the start of the innings."

Defending his decision to leave Glamorgan as many as 503 to win, Solanki said: "Colwyn Bay is a small ground, there was a fast outfield and it was a good batting pitch.

"I didn't want to give Glamorgan an opportunity to get a way back into the game after we had played almost all the cricket over the first three days. Sometimes it's harder to bat when you have nothing to aim for.