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Glamorgan vs Worcestershire

Match info: County Championship Division 2 at The Swalec Stadium

Date: 7th May 2014 Status: Day 4 of 4 Umpires: M A Gough and R J Evans

Home team and score Away team score

Glamorgan

155 All out (49.0 Overs)
229/7 (98.4 Overs)

Result

Worcestershire

240 All out (102.2 Overs)
296/6 Dec (79.0 Overs)

Match Drawn

  • Last Updated: May 7 2014, 19:22 BST

Glamorgan batsman Will Bragg produced a Herculean effort to thwart LV= County Championship Division Two opponents Worcestershire's victory bid on the final day in Cardiff.

Will Bragg of Glamorgan made an unbeaten 91
Will Bragg of Glamorgan made an unbeaten 91

Bragg's unbeaten 91 underpinned a Glamorgan second innings total of 229 for seven as the Welsh county batted all day for a draw after being 14 for two when he arrived at the crease.

Bragg found excellent support from skipper Mark Wallace (47) and Stewart Walters (30) during a knock that lasted 343 minutes and 285 balls, putting on 97 for the seventh wicket with Wallace and compiling a fifth-wicket stand of 52 with Walters.

Glamorgan were in all kinds of trouble at 38 for four, having lost nightwatchman Dean Cosker caught by wicketkeeper Ben Cox off Gareth Andrew for eight, Gareth Rees lbw to Jack Shantry for three and then seeing Murray Goodwin bowled by Shantry following an attempted leg-glance.

With Goodwin back in the pavilion for just seven, Glamorgan looked as though their unbeaten first-class record this season would evaporate against the league leaders.

But after Bragg and Wallace steered the home side to 149 for six at tea, the recovery act was well under way, with Glamorgan's victory target of 382 at the start of play never a realistic target.

Wallace took a blow to his finger fending off a sharp Andrew delivery, but he was able to continue after treatment, before a heavy shower forced the players off with just 11.1 overs in the day remaining.

A loss of three overs before the resumption helped Glamorgan, yet Wallace departed when Saeed Ajmal trapped him leg before, leaving Graham Wagg to join Bragg as tension mounted.

The pair batted out 41 further deliveries, and although Bragg finished nine runs short of what would have been his second Championship hundred, it was a case of job done as Glamorgan took eight points and Worcestershire nine.