Kent v Glamorgan LV=CC: Day One

Monday 12th September 2011

Men’s First Team

Kent v Glamorgan LV=CC: Day One

Kentwere all out for237on day oneoftheir season-ending LV = County Championship game at Canterbury, with Glamorgan's bowlers taking advantage of bowling with a pink ball under floodlights, despite windy conditions.

More than800 spectators enjoyedthe first two sessions of the day, with more arrivingfor the evening session. The opening day of this Division Two clash ended at 9pm with the Glamorgan openers on two without loss in reply to Kent’s total.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Kent were made to pay as spin, rather than seam bowling, caused most headaches.

With 30mph gusts of wind across the ground the visitors turned to spin at both ends after only 14 overs and reaped immediate dividends when Dean Cosker’s first ball dipped to trap Daniel Bell-Drummond lbw for four.

Nick James turned one away from Sam Northeast’s back-foot defensive push to brush the right-hander’s off stump as the batsman was dismissed for six, then he sent back Alex Blake without scoring with a delivery that squeezed between bat and pad, reducing Kent to 48 for three.

Then, just before lunch, Darren Stevens mistimed an attempted cut shot against Graham Wagg and picked out John Glover at point to go for 12 and make it 70 for four.

Whilst seeing wickets tumble at the other end, in-form Joe Denly, fresh from 199 against Derbyshire last week, coasted to a 100-ball half-century and soon after lunch (taken at 4pm) became the first Kent batsman to reach 1,000 runs for the season.

He added 59 for the fifth wicket with Geraint Jones but his 130-ball stay ended when he was bowled for 69 to become the first victim for Glover (four for 49).

Jones followed suit for 48, as did Azhar Mahmood for 34, the Pakistan all-rounder paying the price for his late decision to shoulder arms to another useful delivery from Glover.

Adam Ball played patiently for his 26 from 84 balls while Simon Cook added15. In the five overs remaining in the day, Glamorgan openers Gareth Rees and Alviro Petersen scored a run apiece and otherwise played out four maidens to go into day two trailing by 235.

The ECB have confirmed that pink Tiflex balls will be used in both first innings of this match, but a Kookaburra version will be used in both the second innings.

Click here for the ECB Scorecard

For Video Highlights click here

Additional information on this match:ECB confirmedlast Tuesdaythat this match will be played as a day/night match in white clothing with a pink ball.Gates will open at midday, with the hours of play 2.00pm – 9.00pm each day,andthe usual 30 minutes available on each of the first three days to make up for any time lost on that day. The floodlights will be turned on at 5.30pm each day, or earlier if required, should natural light deteriorate.

Session times will be:

12:00pm – Gates Open

2:00pm – Play starts – scheduled for 2 hours

4:00pm – 40 minute Afternoon Interval

4:40pm – Play starts for the afternoon session – scheduled for 2 hours (or 32 overs left to be bowled: whichever is later)

6.40pm – 20 minute Evening Interval

7:00pm – Play starts for the evening session – scheduled for 2 hours

Entry prices:

Standard entry prices are applicable to this match. Pre-buy tickets for ground entry are £10.00 for adults, Woolley Stand £15, after gates open tickets are £15 and £20 respectively. Tickets can be purchased online with no booking fees when choosing the print at home option – click here for tickets.

Free entry will be permitted from 6.40pm onwards, for the final session of the day.

Ticketing enquiries:

If you have a ticketing or hospitality enquiry regarding this match, please contact the main Club office between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday: 01227 456 886, selecting option ‘0’.

Club Forum:

The final Club Forum of the season will take place on Tuesday 13th September, at 1pm in the Chiesman Pavilion. Chairman, George Kennedy and Chairman of Cricket, Graham Johnson will be in attendance to answer questions from members and ticket package holders.

Jonesy's Kitchen:

Jonesy's Kitchen will be open all four days of the match.Lunch will be available from 12 – 2pm, tea, cakes and sandwiches will be served during the afternoon interval and homemade soup and bread can be purchased during the evening interval. As ever, we advise you to book in advance.

To book a table or for further information please telephone Carol on 07887 974304 or email

We hope the amended schedule does not cause you inconvenience, and that you will be able to join us for this historic match.

Photo by Sarah Ansell