YORKSHIRE had to settle for a draw in their LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two clash at Glamorgan, as the hosts battled hard yesterday to secure a draw with a dogged second innings.

After Yorkshire had posted 500 all out in their first innings, Glamorgan looked to be in deep trouble when they only reached 273 in reply, with the visitors unsurprisingly enforcing the follow-on.

But after reaching close on the penultimate day on 120-2, the overnight not out batters for Glamorgan kicked on.

Sam Northeast ended the day unbeaten on 166, while Eddie Byrom was out for 101.

Captain Kiran Carlson also contributed 52 to pass the landmark of 1,000 runs in a season for the first time in his career.

For the Welsh county, who produced similar backs-against-the-wall defensive efforts against Sussex and Durham in the spring, it was an 11th draw in 13 matches this season and officially killed off any lingering promotion hopes.

Yorkshire started the day with an outside chance of an innings victory, but they remain bottom of the table, despite picking up 13 points to Glamorgan’s eight, following their 48-point deduction earlier in the season for their handling of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.

The away side’s impressive total in the first innings was largely thanks to a sparkling 192 from captain Shan Masood.

He was backed up by two Yorkshire-born youngsters, as opener Fin Bean struck 93 and George Hill weighed in with 71.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fin Bean looks to have real promise for the future, and again starred this week.Fin Bean looks to have real promise for the future, and again starred this week. (Image: Ray Spencer.)

In their first innings, Glamorgan recovered well to recover from 100-6 to post 273, but they still struggled in the face of good bowling from Matthew Revis (5-50) and Ben Coad (3-17).

Despite losing opener Zain-ul-Hassan and Colin Ingram early when following on, Glamorgan responded well, and Yorkshire were only able to take three wickets on the final day, as the Welsh side finished on 401-5.