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Notts frustrated by Glamorgan in County Championship

23rd May 2017

Nottinghamshire were denied their fourth successive Specsavers County Championship win of the season by a resilient Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens on Monday.

When they dismissed their Welsh hosts for 187 in their first innings at the end of the second day, a deficit of 261, they would have been confident of victory.

And, with Glamorgan 54 for 3, shortly after lunch on the third day, there might have been thoughts of a three-day win but these hopes were thwarted by Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke who batted throughout the final day.

Ingram was at the crease for seven minutes short of ten hours to play a chanceless innings of 153 not out and earn his team a draw when it appeared certain earlier in the game they would be beaten for the third time in four championship games.

Cooke joined Ingram midway through the third afternoon and, heeding his partner’s advice, played everything on merit.

He compiled a patient fifty, before reaching his fourth first class century by cutting Jake Libby’s occasional off spin to the boundary.

Notts used nine bowlers in their attempt to break the stand, including Stuart Broad, who bowled 34 overs which included 173 dot balls.

Ingram had earlier reached his 100 from 294 balls, the slowest century in the county championship this season.

There were 32 overs remaining when Notts took the final new ball which appeared their last chance of breaking the stand but, after a short burst from Broad and Fletcher, there were no alarms before Michael Lumb became the ninth bowler to be used on the very flat pitch.

When the players shook hands, with Glamorgan ahead by 159, Ingram had faced a mammoth 427 deliveries during his 153 overs at the crease and his partnership with Cooke had put on 226, fourteen runs short of the Glamorgan record for the 6th wicket.

Steve Mullaney, who captained Notts after Chris Read’s injury on the first day said: "Well done Ingram and Cooke, it was an outstanding effort from them both but I was really proud of the way we performed.

"Not a lot went our way, I thought that Samit Patel was outstanding - in fact that was the best I have seen him bowl.

"We got twelve points, we are still top of Division 2 and we will look forward to the next game [at home to Gloucestershire] on Friday."


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