Kent win by 192 runs at Chelmsford

Tuesday 28th April 2009

LV County Championship:

Division Two: Kent beat Essex by 192 runs

02 May 2009 at Chemsford, Dayfour of four

Essex first innings: 370 all out, 104.5 overs. Foster 99, Walker 98, Cook 41
Parnell 4 for 78, Saggers 3 for 45, Joseph 2 for 104

Kent first innings: 205 all out, 62 overs. Parnell 69, Hockley 46, van Jaarsveld 35
Masters 2 for 18, Chambers 2 for 45, Kaneria 2 for 48

Kent second innings (following-on): 512 for 9 declared, 149.4 overs
Stevens 136 not out, van Jaarsveld 102, Tredwell 79
Kaneria 4 for 172, Chambers 2 for 58, Wright 2 for 98

Essex second innings, set 348 to winn, 155 all out, 57.2 overs
ten Doeschate 36, Masters 20, Walker 16

KENT’Scricketers staged one of the great comebacks to record a superb 192 run victory over Essex at Chelmsford. After being forced to follow on, Darren Stevens (136 not out) and skipper Martin van Jaarsveld (102) starred with the bat as Kent declared their second innings on 512 for nine. This left Essex an improbable victory target of 348. The win never looked likely as Robbie Joseph (pictured)and Wayne Parnell bowled beautifully with the new ball to reduce the home side to 34 for four.

Former Kent left-hander Matt Walker patiently stuck around for 16 before he became one of six wickets for Joseph. The England Lions fast-bowler was at his very best – returning figures of six for 55. All-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate top-scored for Essex with 36 but when he edged Parnell to van Jaarsveld, victory was in sight. The South African finished with figures of three for 56 as Kent set themselves up nicely for back-to-back Friends Provident Trophy matches with an emphatic win.n

Essex: Cook, Chopra, Mickleburgh, Walker, Pettini (C), Foster (W), ten Doeschate, Wright, Masters, Chambers, Kaneria

Kent: Denly, Tredwell, G Jones (W), van Jaarsveld (C), Stevens, Kemp, Hockley, Parnell, S Jones, Joseph, Saggers

Umpires: N L Bainton and M J D Bodenham

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