Cornwall fell one wicket short of beating Wales in their Minor Counties Championship match at Falmouth.
Cornwall declared on 302-9 on the final day as Kelvin Snell shone with both bat and ball as he made 101no off 99 balls and took 6-65.
But final wicket pairing Jonathan Denning and Nickolas Davies held on to salvage a draw for the Welsh as they made 220-9.
"Getting a draw does feel like a loss," Snell told BBC Radio Cornwall.
"I didn't expect to be going in second ball of the day," he added.
"As the time went on I got to 50 and started to have some fun in the afternoon, hitting the ball to all places," he added.
And Cornwall skipper Tom Sharp was impressed with Snell's performance.
"He's dominated the day. It was an unbelievable innings that we've seen him do a few times at club level and he's done it again today."
But Snell was disappointed with the end result.
"I think at the start of the day only two results were possible, either we'd win or lose.
"To get into the position where we could control the game like we did was a good effort, but frustrating in the end."