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Howell remembers his opening traces

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Benny Howell hit back for Gloucestershire after Kiran Carlson fell 9 runs short of a essential Glamorgan legend

Gloucestershire 161 for 1 (Howell 96*) scoot Glamorgan 442 ( Carlson 191) by 281 runs

Benny Howell, a restricted-overs specialist, has no longer performed any championship cricket this season. Opening the innings for Gloucestershire is precise as rare, even supposing he fulfilled the role in 2012 when he joined the county from Hampshire.

However when play ended early the 29-yr-frail all-rounder was most practical four runs away from a 2nd Championship century, the first made against Leicestershire two years previously. Gloucestershire will resume on 161 for 1, peaceable trailing by 281, with Howell on 96 and James Bracey on 45.

Howell acknowledged: “It was very aesthetic to hit the ball effectively after a frustrating season the assign apart I in actual fact have confidence been out of the facet which skill that of various niggles and injuries. I began my occupation as an opener, and after at the moment time with any luck I will push on and refresh my occupation in that region. I peaceable desire to play in all kinds of cricket, critically the one- day format, and I may perchance possibly perchance possibly dawdle up the describe and bat increased.”

Howell adapted effectively to his recent role, and with Chris Dent in fluent affect, the outlet pair positioned on 53 in 15 overs, sooner than Dent sparred at one from Ruaidhri Smith to give wicketkeeper Chris Cooke a straightforward preserve.

Howell was then joined by 20-yr-frail James Bracey, a native product from the Bristol space, and after taking half in himself in, the wicketkeeper batsman performed some natty pictures thru the offside.

The 2nd wicket pair have confidence added 108 for the 2nd wicket, and with the leisurely pitch no longer offering anything to tempo or shuffle, and with additional rain likely to reason interruptions over the final two days, a draw is the likely waste consequence to this cease of season encounter.

Earlier Kiran Carlson was disregarded 9 runs short of changing into Glamorgan’s youngest double centurion, when he chipped Jack Taylor to mid-on. The 19-yr-frail from Cardiff scored 191, an innings that lasted 7 hours 23 minutes.

After dropping two wickets in the final 15 minutes at the cease of the first day, Smith helped Carlson add 97 runs for the eighth wicket, sooner than Jack Taylor took two wickets in three balls, Smith edged Taylor’s arm ball to accelerate and Marchant De Lange was trapped leg sooner than without scoring.

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