Sunday, June 16

Downcast Kent deal easy marks

Glamorgan won by 5 wickets

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A stopped working promo obstacle left Kent demoralised at the end of the season and Glamorgan took complete benefit

ECB Reporters Network

27-Sep-2017

Sam Northeast: Still no Kent promo and no England interest – Getty Images

Glamorgan 229 and 192 for 5 (Selman 70) beat Kent 302 (Denly 152, Hogan 4-44) and 115 (Rouse 44, Hogan 6-43) by 5 wickets

Glamorgan chalked up their 3rd win of the Specsavers County Championship project with more than a day to spare after reaching 192 for 5 in Canterbury to cause a very first home defeat of the season by 5 wickets upon a tired and downcast Kent side.

Having actually dismissed the hosts for a meagre 115 in their 2nd innings, Glamorgan reconciled starts to their pursuit of a 189-run triumph target when openers Nick Selman and Connor Brown published 96 – the very best collaboration for any wicket in the match.

Brown should have actually left with 15 to his name when Darren Stevens downed a guideline slip capture off the bowling of Calum Haggett, then Haggett was once again the luckless bowler when Selman, on 64, was visited Zak Crawley at 3rd slip.

Brown lastly opted for 33 to Haggett, captured at point at the 2nd effort by replacement fielder Oli Robinson, then, with his rating on 70, Selman flayed at a broad one from Stevens to be captured behind for his 62nd first-rate wicket and a career-best season’s haul.

With is next ball 41-year-old Stevens pegged back Kiran Carlson’s off stump by means of a within edge then, right before tea, Jack Murphy flayed a large one to Zak Crawley in the gully to provide the Kent veteran 5 wickets in the match.

Just 10 balls after tea Chris Cooke drove a return catch to left-arm spinner Imran Qayyum, so it was delegated David Lloyd, who scored a pugnacious inbeaten 35, to see his side over the win line with a slog-swept 6 off Qayyum.

Undoubtedly, conditions on day 3 fell with outrageous good luck in Glamorgan’s favour – they bowled on a steamy overcast early morning and batted under blue skies all afternoon – however for Kent it was practically all gloom and doom as their last day’s action of the season ended with a 2nd champion defeat of the summertime and their very first red-ball defeat to Glamorgan on home soil because 1992 [Glamorgan secured an eight-wicket victory in an experimental pink-ball, four-day game here in 2011]

At the start of the day, one-time promotion-chasers Kent resumed on their over night rating of 98 for 6 – a lead of 171 – and with top-scorer Adam Rouse, the county’s understudy wicketkeeper and replacement for Sam Billings, at the crease. Home hopes of setting a screening 200-plus target were quickly quashed as Kent lost their last 4 wickets for 9 runs in the area of 26 balls.

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