Record chase eludes Glamorgan after epic catch on last ball, match tied

Gloucestershire keeper James Bracey caught Glamorgan’s Jamie Mcllroy one-handedly off the last ball in the County Championship Division Two game between the two sides without wearing a glove, denying a historic chasing feat to Glamorgan who tied the game in pursuit of 593 in Cheltenham.

Bracey told BBC Sport Bristol that after setting a formidable target of 593 with Gloucestershire having scored 610-5 in their third innings, it was disappointing to have not crossed the line but it was an extraordinary game to have been a part of.

“”I’m extremely disappointed to be honest, we should probably have won the game, though as it settles in we’ll probably see it as eight points gained going into the last ball rather than eight lost.”

“(After the first innings) you wouldn’t have seen it going to the last ball with a chase close to 600, so it’s pretty remarkable on all counts.

He lauded the batters on both sides, with himself top scoring with an unbeaten 204 while Cameron Bancroft and Miles Hammond too accomplished the three-figure mark. Meanwhile for Glamorgan, Marnus Labuschagne scored 119 while Glamorgan skipper Sam Northeast made 187. He was also proud of how the bowlers operated throughout the game with Gloucestershire sending down 152 overs in the fourth innings.

Brief Scores: Gloucestershire: 179/10 (Marchant de Lange 46*, Ajeet Singh Dale 32; Timm van der Gugten 5-59, Dan Douthwaite 2-23) and 610-5d (James Bracey 204*, Cameron Bancroft 184, Miles Hammond 121; Timm van der Gugten 2-98, Kiran Carlson 1-59) tied with Glamorgan: 197/10 (Mason Crane 44, Kiran Carlson 37; Beau Webster 5-17, Marchant de Lange 3-44) and 592/10 (Same Northeast 187, Marnus Labuschagne 119; Matt Taylor 3-120, Ajeet Singh Dale 3-124)

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