Century for Lloyd

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Lancashire's Graham Lloyd scored 117 at Fenner's yesterday to become the fifth county batsman to take a century off the Cambridge University bowlers this season.

However, the students comfortably managed to draw the game, batting out the day at 144 for 2 with Reimall Ragnauth hitting an unbeaten 65 in only his fourth first-class innings.

Lloyd's was not a particularly elegant knock, but one of belligerent strokes with the pull his favoured weapon. He reached 100 with a six over long-on and 10 fours from 153 balls, hitting a further six and four before he was out. Lancashire, seeking early-season batting practice, continued their innings after lunch despite a near-300 lead. They eventually declared, setting Cambridge 320 in 135 minutes plus 20 overs.

In the final session Ragnauth and Russell Cake (47 not out) shared a 101-run partnership for the third wicket.

Oxford University's match against Glamorgan also ended in a draw after the third day was dominated by batsmen. Glamorgan, 41 without loss overnight, declared 45 minutes after lunch at 229 for 4, 432 ahead. Glamorgan's Adrian Dale went on to complete a century - 146 balls, 197 minutes and eight fours.

Oxford confidently played out the remaining two-and-three-quarter hours, a task made easier by the absence of Roland Lefebvre with a stomach complaint after he had undermined the university's first innings with a career-best 6 for 45.

The Oxford captain, Gregor Macmillan, completed his first half-century in the university's 105 for 1 before the players called it a day.