STAT ATTACK - Marnus wins the race to 1,000 runs

2 Jul 2019 | Cricket

Marnus Labuschagne became the first player in the country to reach 1,000 runs this season in the County Championship when he reached 43 bu pulling Charlie Morris for four on the third day of Glamorgan’s match against Worcestershire at Cardiff.


The Australian is the first Glamorgan batsman since Will Bragg and Aneurin Donald during 2016 to aggregate over 1,000 runs in first-class cricket and the earliest since the introduction of a two-divisional Championship, with Michael Powell reaching the milestone on 27th July 2006 during his double-century against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.


He also emulated the achievements of Hugh Morris and Steve James by becoming the first batsman in the country to reach the 1,000 run milestone, with Hugh achieving this landmark on 20th June 1991 as well as 1st July 1993, whilst Steve won the national race to a thousand on 18th July 1997.