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Conservative strategies and a batsman-friendly pitch indicated that there was hardly a soul in the ground by the time the 2 sides quit on what had actually long ended up being a tedious affair

ECB Reporters Network

22-Sep-2017

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Glamorgan 442 (Carlson 191, Salter 84, Payne 3-65, Taylor 3-50) and 353 for 3 dec (Selman 142 *, Salter 88 *) drew with Gloucestershire 399 for 8 dec (Howell 163, Bracey 156)

Glamorgan fans would have been heartened by the efficiencies of their young batsmen on the last day of their last home video game of the season, however would likewise been dissatisfied not have actually experienced a favorable result to the video game. Glamorgan, who led by 43 entering into the last day, were never ever in a position to state after Phil Mustard had actually decided to extend the Gloucestershire very first innings, rather of stating some 100 runs adrift.

Mustard stated at the end of the 3rd day that he had actually wanted to acquire a lead on very first innings, and after that take some early wickets to put the opposition under pressure. This was not likely to occur as Liam Norwell, his leading wicket taker this season, was not able to bowl, while the Cardiff pitch not did anything to motivate the bowlers throughout the video game.

A defeat for either group would not have actually made any considerable distinction to their particular positions in the Division Two, and although Mustard did bring himself and Chris Dent into the attack, and provide some simple runs, it was a token gesture with only 47 overs left in the day.

Nick Selman and Andrew Salter batted throughout the early morning session, and had actually placed on 185 in 51 overs for the 2nd wicket, before Salter’s profession finest rating of 88 – his previous finest was 84 in the very first innings -, was captured at slip off Jack Taylor’s off spin.

Selman went to score his 4th century of the season, before continuing to his profession best, and likewise share a quick 89-run collaboration with Kiran Carlson, who made 53, before he went lbw to Dent. As the light gotten worse and Mustard hinted he would remember the seamers, the umpires called an early tea.

There were hardly 50 viewers left in the ground when play resumed, and the ECB might think about a relocation in future that a video game might end before the arranged close on the last afternoon, if there is no possibility- of an outcome.

Glamorgan ended on 353 for 3, a lead of 396, with Selman unbeaten on 142, and Chris Cooke 46.

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