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Northeast stars with bat in second team draw

Wednesday 20th May 2009

SECOND ELEVEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Kent v Hampshire at the Rose Bowl, Southampton – match drawn
19, 20 and 21 of May

Hampshire won the toss and elected to bat

Hampshire first innings
283 all out
Warren Lee 4 for 67, Charlie Hemphrey 3 for 63

Kent first innings
226 all out
David Hammond 74, Sam Northeast 44

Hampshire second innings
294 for 2 declared

Kent second innings
231 for 3
Sam Northeast 80 not out
Jibran Khan 72
Alex Blake 48

OPENER Sam Northeast starred with the bat in both innings as Kent recorded a draw in their Second Eleven Championship match with Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.

Set a highly improbable 421 to win, Northeast was undefeated on 80 when the two skippers shook hands on a draw at five o“clock on the final day. The England under-19 batsman received good support from Jibran Khan. The batsman, on trial at Kent, hit 72 and Alex Blake 48 as the visitors reached 231 for three when the game was declared a draw.
In the first innings, Northeast hit 44 in Kent“s total of 226 all out.
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