Conservative ways and a batsman-pleasant pitch supposed that there became barely a soul in the bottom by the level the two sides gave up on what had long become a unimaginative 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 enjoy been heartened by the performances of their young batsmen on the final day of their final home sport of the season, nonetheless would also been upset no longer enjoy witnessed a clear final consequence to the sport. Glamorgan, who led by 43 going into the final day, were never in a say to expose after Phil Mustard had opted to extend the Gloucestershire first innings, as a replacement of declaring some 100 runs adrift.
Mustard mentioned at the tip of the third day that he had hoped to build a lead on first innings, and then elevate some early wickets to position the opposition beneath pressure. This became no longer going to occur as Liam Norwell, his leading wicket taker this season, became unable to bowl, while the Cardiff pitch did nothing to lend a hand the bowlers during the sport.
A defeat for both crew don’t enjoy made any critical distinction to their respective positions in the Division Two, and despite the proven truth that Mustard did affirm himself and Chris Dent into the assault, and provide some uncomplicated runs, it became a token gesture with finest 47 overs left in the day.
Cleave Selman and Andrew Salter batted during the morning session, and had save on 185 in 51 overs for the 2nd wicket, sooner than Salter’s profession ideal procure of 88 – his earlier ideal became 84 in the first innings -, became caught at breeze off Jack Taylor’s off slither.
Selman went to realize his fourth century of the season, sooner than continuing to his profession ideal, and also fragment a swiftly 89-scamper partnership with Kiran Carlson, who made 53, sooner than he went lbw to Dent.Because the light worsened and Mustard hinted he would take the seamers, the umpires known as an early tea.
There enjoy been barely 50 spectators left in the bottom when play resumed, and the ECB can enjoy in tips a transfer in future that a sport could possibly well conclude sooner than the scheduled shut on the final afternoon, if there’s no longer at all times a likelihood- of a consequence.
Glamorgan ended on 353 for 3, a lead of 396, with Selman undefeated on 142, and Chris Cooke 46.