Thursday, May 12th, 2022

CORNALL AND FELL BOTH HIT CENTURIES AS SECONDS SHARE SPOILS AT NEWPORT

Tom Fell and Taylor Cornall both scored centuries for Worcestershire Seconds in a superb opening stand to secure a draw on the final day of the Second Eleven Championship match with Glamorgan at Newport.

Cornall completed his second hundred of the game as he and Fell wiped out the first-innings deficit of 188 in impressive fashion.

Their partnership was worth 279 before they were parted and helped 

Worcestershire to collect a 12 point haul from the game โ€“ eight for a draw, two for bowling and two for batting.

It was an excellent recovery after Glamorgan had stood at one stage on 442-1 in their first innings in reply to Worcestershireโ€™s 339-9 declared.

But the bowlers stuck to their task with a steady stream of wickets during the second half of the third day, and then Fell and Cornall took centre stage today.

Fell was first to three figures with a pull off Ben Morris for his 12th boundary, and it was completed off 164 balls.

It was his eighth ton in Second Eleven Championship cricket for Worcestershire.

Cornall, who hit 139 in the first innings, brought up his hundred with a cut for four off Callum Taylor.

The left hander faced 208 deliveries and found the boundary on 12 occasions. 

It was Cornallโ€™s third SEC hundred, including one for Lancashire, while his previous one for Worcestershire came against Yorkshire at Scarborough last September.

The stand was finally broken shortly before the close when Cornall on 142 fell to a fine catch running back from mid-on off Ben Morris.

He hit 17 fours and faced 258 balls and in total during the game he batted for 12 hours and seven minutes.

Fell was undefeated on 136 from 256 deliveries with 14 fours when the two sides shook hands with the Worcestershire total on 285-1 โ€“ an overall lead of 97.