Glamorgan v Kent Day 2 – Report

Wednesday 11th May 2011

Men’s First Team

Ben Wright led an impressive middle-order recovery to put Glamorgan in a healthy position two days into their LV= County Championship Division Two clash against Kent.

Wright top-scored with 82, and with Will Bragg and Mark Wallace contributing 73 and 65 not out respectively, Glamorgan closed on 366 for seven – a first-innings lead of 124.

Trialist Neil Saker took four wickets for the visitors and England off-spinner James Tredwell two.

Replying to Kent’s opening-day total of 242 all out, Glamorgan openers Gareth Rees and Alviro Petersen looked relatively untroubled against the swing and seam of Darren Stevens and Saker.

But Saker, the former Surrey bowler who is aiming to win a contract with Kent, had Rees caught behind and Petersen taken at first slip by Tredwell in consecutive overs on his way to close-of-play figures of 4-80 from 27 overs.

That left Glamorgan struggling on 38 for two, which became 74 for three when Michael Powell was caught at first slip by Tredwell off Dewald Nel for an unconvincing 24.

However, either side of lunch Bragg and Wright built a useful Glamorgan platform as both brought up their half-centuries, off 70 and 79 deliveries respectively, in the same over.

Their 137-run alliance was broken when Bragg was bowled attempting to cut Tredwell, and four overs later Wright danced down the wicket to Tredwell, only to be stumped at least three yards out of his ground.

That left Glamorgan 218 for five – 24 shy of parity – but Jim Allenby took them into the lead with a six over long-off at Tredwell’s expense.

After tea Saker returned to dismiss Allenby and Graham Wagg in the space of three deliveries before Wallace and James Harris frustrated Kent for the rest of the evening session with some positive strokeplay to collect the third and fourth batting points.

Wallace brought up his third half-century of the season with a six over midwicket off Nel as Glamorgan’s first-innings lead went beyond 100.

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