Leics v Glam, Div 2, Grace Road, 4th day April 15, 2015

Keepers Wallace and O'Brien in record day

Glamorgan 513 for 9 dec (Rudolph 111, Bragg 120) and 227 for 7 (Cooke 81) drew with Leicestershire 435 (Eckersley 147, Robson 83, Carter 4-95) and 141 for 3 (Cosgrove 59*)
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Mark Wallace (left) was one of two keepers to have a record day (file picture) © Getty Images

Mark Wallace only managed eight runs against Leicestershire at Grace Road, but it was enough to bring up a notable statistical achievement as he became the first Glamorgan wicketkeeper to reach 10,000 first-class runs.

There was a Leicestershire record, too. When Ollie Freckingham snared Graham Wagg he gave Niall O'Brien his fifth catch of the innings and ninth of the game.

As for the match itself, Glamorgan's Championship game against Leicestershire ended in a draw as they found the bottom club for the past two seasons in resilient frame of mind.

Earlier, Chris Cooke continued his impressive early-season form by adding an unbeaten half-century to his first-innings 48 as Glamorgan batted their way towards a position of safety, allowing them to declare on 227 for 7 and setting the hosts a victory target of 306.

At 104 for 5, that security was not entirely assured. Colin Ingram hung his bat out at a wide delivery from Ollie Freckingham and edged a catch behind. Soon afterwards, Wallace, also edged a catch to the wicketkeeper, this time off Ben Raine.

Glamorgan's victory hopes were boosted when Dan Redfern was dismissed without a run on the board, Graham Wagg having him well caught at second slip by Dean Cosker, before Craig Meschede induced first innings centurion Ned Eckersley to edge an outswinger - again to Cosker.

Cosker's left-arm spin did prise out Angus Robson, the opener leaving a ball that just clipped off-stump, but Neil Pinner impressed his new skipper with an unbeaten 42 before Cosgrove and Rudolph shook hands with a maximum of 12 overs remaining.

Cosgrove said: `"Every time we got challenged we fought back, we came up with the goods, and I couldn't have asked more. We're going to be aggressive this year and take games on, but from none for two chasing 300 in 50 overs on a last-day track we just had to bat some time, and we did that really well.

`"If they'd set us 280 it would have been a reasonable chase - but that's the way they played all game, a little bit negative.''

Glamorgan's head coach Toby Radford said: ``I think over the four days we played some excellent cricket - to get 500 in the first innings was great with two centurions in Jacques Rudolph and Will Bragg. With three wickets down early in their second innings, we thought we had a real sniff."

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