Author: Dafydd Jones
Glamorgan and Yorkshire were forced to settle for a draw in a heavily rain-affected contest at Sophia Gardens.
After Yorkshire recorded 230 all out in reply to Matthew Maynard’s side’s first innings total of 149 all out, the Daffs finished on 164-4 on the final day.
The draw sees Glamorgan gain 11 points and rise to third in the County Championship group, while Yorkshire record 12 points and remain top.
In the first innings, the hosts were put under early pressure, Yorkshire duo Jordan Thompson and Ben Coad finding the wickets of Joe Cooke (31) and Marnus Labuschagne (10) respectively.
Both David Lloyd (31) and Billy Root (23) threatened to establish themselves at the crease, before being dismissed by captain Steven Patterson and Harry Brook.
After in-form batsman Kiran Carlson’s wicket was secured by Patterson, Glamorgan were under pressure, with further wickets falling.
Captain Chris Cooke (3) and Dan Douthwaite (0) were both trapped lbw by Brook, as the Daffs were reduced to 82-7.
Glamorgan’s tail-end made a timely contribution, as Michael Neser hit 24, along with Andrew Salter’s 24*.
After Timm van der Gugten (9) and Michael Hogan (7) were both dismissed by Patterson and David Willey respectively, the hosts were bowled out for 149.
In reply, Yorkshire were put under huge pressure, as Glamorgan took early wickets.
Openers Adam Lyth (0) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (1) were both dismissed by Neser and Hogan respectively, as well as Neser’s wicket of Gary Balance (7) to reduce the visitors to 10-3.
Wickets continued to fall for Yorkshire, as Brook (11), Dom Bess (20) and Harry Duke (0) were all dismissed by Neser, who sealed a superb five-wicket haul.
After the visitors were reduced to 91-7 with Hogan’s dismissal of Thompson, the wicket of England captain Joe Root was illusive, as he led the Yorkshire fight-back.
Root put together a superb partnership with captain Patterson (47*) to take the visitors over the 200 mark.
With the England batsman on 99, Douthwaite found the illusive wicket to deny Root a fantastic century.
After the final wicket of Coad was secured by Salter, Yorkshire were bowled out for 230.
In a highly rain-affected contest, both sides went into the final day with a draw on the cards.
Despite Yorkshire’s best efforts to take late wickets, an important 40 from Lloyd, as well as a fantastic 88* from Carlson took Glamorgan to 164-4 to secure a draw.
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