Conservative tactics and a batsman-friendly pitch intended that there change into barely a soul in the ground by the point the two sides gave up on what had long change into a dreary affair
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 supporters would own been heartened by the performances of their young batsmen on the closing day of their closing house sport of the season, but would also been disappointed no longer own witnessed a sure outcome to the sport. Glamorgan, who led by 43 going into the closing day, own been never ready to remark after Phil Mustard had opted to delay the Gloucestershire first innings, as a change of declaring some 100 runs adrift.
Mustard talked about on the stop of the third day that he had hoped to fabricate a lead on first innings, and then select some early wickets to place the opposition wired. This change into no longer susceptible to occur as Liam Norwell, his leading wicket taker this season, change into unable to bowl, while the Cardiff pitch did nothing to reduction the bowlers right through the sport.
A defeat for both personnel wouldn’t own made any significant distinction to their respective positions in the Division Two, and even though Mustard did elevate himself and Chris Dent into the attack, and offer some easy runs, it change into a token gesture with finest 47 overs left in the day.
Gash Selman and Andrew Salter batted right through the morning session, and had assign on 185 in 51 overs for the second wicket, before Salter’s occupation finest receive of 88 – his outdated finest change into 84 in the first innings -, change into caught at depart off Jack Taylor’s off hotfoot.
Selman went to attain his fourth century of the season, before proceeding to his occupation finest, and also portion a rapid 89-bustle partnership with Kiran Carlson, who made 53, before he went lbw to Dent.Because the sunshine worsened and Mustard hinted he would rob the seamers, the umpires called an early tea.
There own been barely 50 spectators left in the ground when play resumed, and the ECB could bear in concepts a switch in future that a sport could stop before the scheduled stop on the closing afternoon, if there’ll not be one of these thing as a chance- of a outcome.
Glamorgan ended on 353 for 3, a lead of 396, with Selman undefeated on 142, and Chris Cooke 46.