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Kent gain maximum bonus points against Glamorgan

Monday 2nd May 2016

Men’s First Team

Kent gained maximum bonus points on day two of the Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan.

Half-centuries from Tom Latham on debut, Joe Denly, Darren Stevens and Mitch Claydon helped Kent to a 228-run first innings lead.

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Resuming on 124 without loss, Daniel Bell-Drummond and Tom Latham amassed the biggest opening stand since 2012 as Latham reached his 50 before being caught at second slip by Aneurin Donald off Michael Hogan.

Bell-Drummond followed caught behind by 'keeper Chris Cooke for 84 before Joe Denly (58) and Sam Northeast (46) put on 84 for the third wicket.

The middle order had a wobble as Denly, Sean Dickson and Northeast departed in quick succession but Darren Stevens counter-attacked in trademark fashion, launching three powerful sixes in a brisk 58 off 63 balls, ably supported by Adam Rouse and Matt Coles.

Mitch Claydon followed suit after being dropped early in his innings with eight fours and a six to record his fourth first class half-century as he added 46 with Coles and 52 with Adam Riley.

Another 31 runs between Riley and debutant Tom Latham boosted Kent's advantage to reach 488 and leave the visitors with a tricky 11-over spell to face.

Stevens struck from the Nackington Rd end to remove Glamorgan skipper Jacques Rudolph for nought before rain brought a premature close with 4.1 overs left.


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