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Kent in control against Middlesex at Uxbridge

Thursday 10th September 2009

Kent“s cricketers remain on course for an immediate return to Division One, of the LV County Championship, after a strong performance with the ball on day three.

Replying to 652-7 declared, Middlesex were bowled out for 356 – and then asked to follow-on by Kent skipper Rob Key.
Pakistani all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was the pick of the attack. He returned figures of 3-60 from his 22 overs and received good support from the rest of the attack as Amjad Khan, James Tredwell and Martin van Jaarsveld all took two wickets each.

Former Kent all-rounder Neil Dexter hit 14 fours and two sixes in his 270-ball 146. He shared a sixth-wicket stand of 119 with Gareth Berg (67) and was eventually last man out.

This gave Kent a first-innings lead of 296 and two wickets for seam bowler Simon Cook (pictured)then moved the visitors into an even stronger position. Middlesex will resume on 89-3 on the final day, still 207 runs behind.

Picture: Sarah Ansell