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On this week…

Monday 27th April 2015

Elliot Mulley-Goodbarne raids the Kent Cricket archives to find out what happened on this week through the years…

2010 – Makhaya Ntini took five wickets on his Kent debut and reduced Lancashire to 86 for 4 in a soggy affair at Old Trafford. The match, that was abandoned as a draw, also saw Darren Stevens top scored for Kent with 101 as the visitors were dismissed for 213 all out as Sajid Mahmood fired with the ball.

2005 – Rob Key and Matt Walker both scored centuries in a 260-run stand for the third wicket as Kent and Gloucestershire played out a draw in a rain-affected match at Bristol. Simon Cook also took his maiden five-wicket haul for Kent but it wasn’t enough to force a result.

2000 – Mark Ealham took four wickets including the prized wicket of Sourav Ganguly in a frustrating start to the PPP Healthcare County Championship. Andrew Flintoff top-scored for Lancashire with 77 as Lancashire posted a first-innings score of 186 in a futile attempt to force a result.

1995 – David Capel put in a star performance for Northamptonshire as Kent were beaten by nine wickets in the opening fixture of the Britannic Assurance Championship. Capel and Richard Montgomerie shared a sixth wicket stand of 337 and took 6 wickets in Northan’s first Championship win at Canterbury.

1990 – Kent narrowly lost to Hampshire by six runs at Canterbury despite a fourthinnings century by Chris Cowdrey. Despite a rain delay that nearly washed out a whole day of cricket there was still enough time for a 150-run stand for the third wicket only for a batting collapse to snatch the victory away from Kent.

1985 – Tim Tremlett starred with the ball as Hampshire and Kent played out a draw on the opening day of the season. Kent recovered from their dismissal for 232 by bowling Hampshire out for 308 and posting 344 themselves with Mark Benson and Chris Tavare scoring 162 and 102 respectively but no victor could be found.

1980 – Chris Tavare top scored with 126 as Kent drew the opening game of the season with Northampton. In a rain-affected first day, Tavare and Bob Woolmer put on 80 runs for the second wicket as Kent tried to force a result from the game. However no result was to be had as Lamb and Willey couldn’t be beaten on the final day.

1975 – Kent were left 50 runs short and frustrated by rain as Middlesex scraped a home draw in the County Championship. Mike Denness’ first innings score of 78 gave Kent the momentum on a slow Lord’s pitch and four wickets for Derek Underwood further improved Kent’s position as they fell short of the 136 required to win.