James Bracey bats Gloucestershire to a draw against Middlesex, at Lord's, in their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match

James Bracey bats Gloucestershire to a draw against Middlesex, at Lord's
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James Bracey hit a wonderful century at Lord’s for Gloucestershire, as they held on to a draw against Middlesex, on the final day of their Division Two County Championship game.

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Middlesex 455-8 dec (Nick Gubbins 99, Dawid Malan 76, Eoin Morgan 76)

Gloucestershire 210 (Chris Dent 66) and 326-4 dec (James Bracey 125*)

Result and Points - Middlesex (12 pts) drew with Gloucestershire (8 pts) draw

The draw was the second of the season for both counties, with Middlesex fifth in the table and Gloucestershire seventh in Division Two.

Dawid Malan (Middlesex Captain) commented after the match: "There wasn't much reward for the bowlers today.

"Another full day under the sun and the pitch might have been a bit different. It might have turned a bit more and had more inconsistent bounce.

"If we hadn't lost that day or three quarters of a day it may have been better for us to have had another bat and then had a full day with the bowlers a bit fresher."

 

James Bracey the Gloucestershire batsman also commented after the game: "It's good enough just to play at Lord's.

"I wanted to enjoy the occasion and I've surpassed myself, so I'm really happy.

"Tea came at an annoying time. I'd have liked to stay out there but once I got my head back on I wasn't going to let it slip."

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