Records Tumbled As Glamorgan Hold On For An Impressive Draw Against The Odds

Harry Corish - Sportin Journalist

Kiran Carlson and Marnus Labuschagne spearheaded a spirited comeback for Glamorgan as the Welsh county defied the odds to secure a hard-earned draw against a formidable Sussex side.

Despite missing their captain, David Lloyd, who withdrew from the game due to a hamstring injury, Glamorgan surpassed their previous record of 577-4 against Gloucestershire in 1939, posting their second highest ever total of 737 runs to salvage a draw.

Sussex had taken the upper hand by amassing a 358-run lead in the second innings after dismissing Glamorgan for just 123 runs and scoring 481 runs themselves.

However, the Welsh county displayed resilience, mounting a remarkable comeback with their fifth-highest total ever, extending their unbeaten streak in the process.

Trailing by 358 runs in the third inning, stand-in captain Carlson and Australia’s Labuschagne led the charge for Glamorgan.

Labuschagne, the world’s number one Test batsman, contributed a brilliant 138 runs as part of their exceptional 288 partnership, while Carlson achieved his career-best score of 192 in an outstanding display.

The duo received exceptional support from Michael Neser, who, despite his bowling prowess, scored his third century in first-class cricket with 123 runs, and Chris Cooke (45), who played a crucial role in batting out the majority of the final two days to secure the draw.