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Kent beat Glamorgan by an innings and 45 runs

Friday 17th July 2009

LV County Championship: Division Two: Glamorgan v Kent

Kent beat Glamorgan by an innings and 45 runs

Glamorgan won the toss and decided to bat

Glamorgan: 317 all out, 99.3 overs
Rees 80, Gibbs 36, Croft 36
McLaren 4-51, Cook 3-35, Parnell 2-61

Kent: 444-4, 109 overs
Key 270*, van Jaarsveld 96, Kemp 90
Harris 3-118, Croft 1-99, Kruger 1-107

Glamorgan 2nd Innings
195 all out, 61.5 overs
Powell 60, Harris 28, Croft 28
Tredwell 4-48, Khan 2-33, Parnell 2-44

KENT captain Rob Key (pictured) led from the front and inspired Kent to a comfortable innings and 45-run victory over Glamorgan at Cardiff. The England opener hit a career-best 270 not out at the Swalec Stadium.

Resuming on 444-4, Key and all-rounder Justin Kemp took less than an hour to add a further 113, before Kemp was dismissed for a well crafted 90.

Having declared on 557-5, off-spinner James Tredwell (4-48) took centre stage as the home side was dismissed for just 195 in their second innings.

Only batsman Michael Powell (60) offered any resistance as Kent eased to victory and the top of the LV County Championship Division One table.

Powell had put together a decent partnership with skipper Jamie Dalrymple (24); the pair putting on 82 for the fourth wicket after three had fallen in the opening five overs.

But the home side then crumbled as Kent secured the victory, which saw them complete the double over Glamorgan.
Key’s memorable knock was a personal best, surpassing the 221 he hit for England against the West Indies at Lord’s back in 2004.

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