County Championship: Lloyd ton tightens Glam grip on Glos
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Brightside Floor, Bristol (day three):|
|Gloucestershire 236 (85.four overs): de Lange 5-62 & 133-5 de Lange 3-41|
|Glamorgan 526-9 dec (153 overs): Lloyd 119, Marsh 111, de Lange 50*; Higgins 3-102|
|Gloucestershire (2 factors) path Glamorgan (6 factors) by 157 runs|
David Lloyd’s career-best 119 helped put Glamorgan in management, with Gloucestershire nonetheless 157 in need of avoiding an innings defeat on 133-5.
Lloyd began cautiously, however accelerated strongly, putting 18 fours and a six as he placed on 117 with Marchant de Lange.
De Lange hit a primary county 50 earlier than the declaration at 526-9.
Gloucestershire misplaced their prime order to Lukas Carey and de Lange, and nonetheless face a battle to outlive.
James Bracey and Ryan Higgins batted via the ultimate hour to take the sport into the fourth day, however the remainder of day three was dominated by Glamorgan.
Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent:
“It was a tricky day on the market for us within the subject.
“It put us proper up towards it and truthful play to James Bracey and Ryan Higgins on the finish, they noticed the day trip rather well.”
Glamorgan’s David Lloyd advised BBC Sport Wales:
“It’s extremely pleasing for myself to begin the season properly and put the crew into an excellent scenario, it was an incredible day and hopefully we will cap it off with a win, however we’ll should work exhausting and keep affected person..
“Final season it was filling a job for the crew (at three), it was good to begin the season with 100 (within the center order) and hopefully I can carry on scoring huge runs all through the season, I have been working via the winter to be mentally stronger.”