Kent’s tail fails to wag as Steffan Jones bags five

Wednesday 2nd September 2009

James Tredwell finished unbeaten with 22 but Kent missed their third batting bonus point

Derbyshire v Kent LV County Championship Division 2, Day two. Derby
By Mark Pennell in Derby
KENT lost their last five wickets for 49 runs in testing second day conditions at the Old Racecourse Ground on Thursday where promotion-chasing Derbyshire hot back through on-loan seamer Steffan Jones.
Jones, who started the 2009 campaign with Kent while also on loan from Somerset, caused most of the damage with an excellent return of five for 35 as Kent succumbed inside 84 overs for 281 to miss a third batting bonus point by 19 runs.
After rain delayed the second day start until 12.35pm, overnight century-maker Geraint Jones added only a single to Wednesday“s 107 before going to the sixth ball of the day from Tom Lumley, a spiteful lifter that took the splice of the bat and flew to slip.
Alex Blake (44) drove at a wide one from Jones to see Garry Park pull off a fine diving catch to his right at backward point then Simon Cook (2) chipped back a return catch to left-arm spinner Graham Wagg.
Amjad Khan (0) wafted across the line when aiming to flick through mid-wicket to go leg-before to Tim Groenewald then last man Phil Edwards (5) gloved an attempted hook against Jones to the keeper leaving James Tredwell high and dry on 22 not out.
In reply Derbyshire survived two short rain breaks to make it through to tea on 31 without loss after 12.5 overs.