Glamorgan v Worcestershire, Cardiff, 4th day

Glamorgan claim Bragging rights

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May 6, 2014

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Glamorgan 155 (Andrew 5-40) and 229 for 7 (Bragg 91*) drew with Worcestershire 240 (Wagg 4-75, Cosker 5-39) and 296 for 6 dec (Mitchell 151*, Hales 63)

Will Bragg made 32 at the top of the order, Unicorns v Glamorgan, Yorkshire Bank 40, Group C, Southend, June, 9, 2013
Will Bragg staved off a potential Glamorgan defeat (file photo) © Getty Images

Glamorgan batsman Will Bragg produced a sterling effort to thwart Worcestershire's attempts to force a victory that would extend their lead at the top of Division Two.

Bragg's unbeaten 91 underpinned a Glamorgan second innings total of 229 for 7 as they batted all day for a draw after being 14 for 2 when he arrived at the crease.

Bragg found excellent support from skipper Mark Wallace and Stewart Walters 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 4, 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 7, 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 6 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.

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Posted by bartarch on (May 11, 2014, 10:14 GMT)

Why didn't Worcester win? All down to their captain slow scoring, batting on for some time on the second day, obsession with scoring 150 in the second innings, and finally the unrealistic target

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