Dickson and Rouse stand sees Kent to FGS Plant Tour win

Sunday 12th February 2017

Men’s First Team

Dickson and Rouse stand sees Kent to FGS Plant Tour win

Adam Rouse hit his maiden one-day half-century in a century stand with Sean Dickson to guide Kent to a six-wicket win against West Indies Under 19s in the final match of the 2017 FGS Plant Tour in Antigua.

Rouse was unbeaten on a career-best score of 61 as Kent chased the teenage world champions’ total of 191 with 31 balls to spare at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

He added 104 for the third wicket with Dickson as the tourists patiently chased the total faced with some good bowling from the young Caribbean attack.

Earlier, Kent were invited to field after Will Gidman, standing in as skipper for the rested Sam Northeast, lost the toss.

Calum Haggett (3/43) and Matt Coles (2/42) made early in-roads to reduce the U19s to 20 for four before middle-order resistance led by Keemo Paul who struck 72 before being caught off the last ball of the innings.

Academy scholar Ollie Robinson, 18, made his List A debut, with the gloves, took the catch.

Adam Ball and Will Gidman picked up a wicket each in the middle overs as the U19s made a game of it.

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Adam Ball looked fluent at the top of the order before falling to spinners.

Bell-Drummond was stumped off left-armer Joshua Bishop for 28 before Ball picked out Kallicharan at mid-wicket off the bowling of Royal for 25 which brought Rouse and Dickson to the crease.

Kent will remain in the West Indies for another week to undertake warm-weather training in preparation for the Specsavers County Championship season which starts on Friday 7 April.

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