South African pair in record 501-run stand for Lancashire against Glamorgan

20 Jul, 2015 9:03 pm

LONDON – South African batsmen Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen piled on a record 501 runs for the third wicket in Lancashire’s county championship match against Glamorgan on Monday.

It was the highest partnership for any wicket in the county’s 151-year history, and only the 13th time in first-class cricket that any stand passed 500 runs.

Glamorgan finally parted the pair when Prince was out for a career-best 261.

Petersen, having batted for more than eight hours, then fell six overs later for 286 — also the best of his career — with Lancashire 625 for four on the second day of the match at the Welsh seaside resort of Colwyn Bay.

They declared on 698 for five, their fifth highest-ever score. –Reuters

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