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Kent v Glamorgan: LV=CC: Day Four

Thursday 15th September 2011

Men’s First Team

Glamorgan wrapped up a comfortable win over Kent to secure their second LV = County Championship away win of the season.

Chasing 129 for victory in this first championship game to be played with a pink ball andas a day/night fixture, Glamorgan sailed to victory courtesy of skipper Alviro Petersen with an unbeaten 70 from 54 balls and an equally spritely 19 from as many deliveries from first-inning top scorer Stewart Walters.

The visitors lost Gareth Rees to a slip catch by Alex Blake off the bowling of Matt Coles with 19 on the board then Will Bragg (30) was comprehensively bowled by Adam Ball.

It proved to be Kent’s final success of the game, however, as Walters and Petersen then combined to add the 34 runs required for a win.

Kent had started the day on 148 for five, trailing by 38 in terms of the game overall, but the pink ball, the floodlights and the early-evening dew were all unknown quantities. In many ways the result rested with Kent’s player-of-the-season and number six bat Azhar Mahmood who, after resuming on 31, might have batted the Welsh out of the equation.

As it was, Mahmood plundered seven fours and a six on his way to an eye-catching 70 before he toe-ended an attempted cut shot to the keeper against the occasional military-medium seam bowling of Will Bragg. It was Bragg’s maiden first class wicket. Though Kent’s acting captain Geraint Jones, playing against his first county, held down one end for a stoic 79 in almost three hours, wickets fell cheaply around him as Kent finally succumbed for 312. Veteran spinner Dean Cosker was easily the pick of the visiting attack with four for 106 as Glamorgan went home with a win.

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