Cook and Tredwell star in Kent fight-back

Tuesday 30th June 2009

Simon Cook hit a testing length at Beckenham toclaim 2-14 in the first session

Kent v Gloucestershire, LV County Championship Division 2, day two Beckenham.
By Mark Pennell

ON another scorching day at Worsley Bridge Road Kent“s bowling attack continued to toil to reasonable effect in reducing divisional leader“s Gloucestershire to 150 for six at Wednesday“s lunch interval.
Rob Key“s side did well to take four wickets and restrict the visitors to a further 81 runs in the session as they went into lunch still trailing by 81 on first innings.
Kent“s first breakthrough of the morning came after eight overs when, with only his third ball of the day, James Tredwell enticed Alex Gidman (28) down the track for a lofted drive that picked out Darren Stevens diving to his left at wide mid-off.
Tredwell struck again with the total on 101 when Kadeer Ali (27) again advanced down the pitch, but the right hander opted to push defensively with bat and pad together offering a bat-pad chance to silly mid-off. Martin van Jaarsveld, under the helmet, knocked the ball up with his right hand and then caught it two-handed.
Simon Cook“s introduction at the North End helped break an all Kiwi partnership between James Franklin and Craig Spearmen when left-handed Franklin (7) nicked one going across him to Justin Kemp at first slip.
Cook struck again in his next over by trapping wicketkeeper Stephen Snell lbw for nought, the right-hander attempted to clip through mid-wicket and paid the price when he missed.