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Rogers continues to pile on the agony and the runs in Derby

Thursday 3rd September 2009

Amjad Khan finally broke Derbyshire’s first wicket stand

Derbyshire v Kent LV County Championship Division 2, Day three. Derby
By Mark Pennell
KENT“S weakened seam attack continued to toil without much reward at the Old Racecourse Ground on Friday where hosts Derbyshire piled on the runs to reach 312 for one at lunch.
Australian-born opening bat Chris Rogers was still at the crease, unbeaten with a season“s best 189, together with No3 Garry Park on 36 not out – representing a first innings lead of 31.
The hosts cantered along at four-an-over throughout the morning session and, in the process, Rogers reached his 1,000 runs for the season.
Kent“s only success came in the 10th over of the day when, with only his third ball of the morning, Amjad Khan ran one away from Wayne Madsen (75) and brushed the outside edge to give Geraint Jones a regulation catch behind the stumps to end an opening stand worth 216 in 62 overs.
It ranked equal ninth in Derbyshire“s list of highest opening stands in Championship history and was their biggest first wicket stand in nine years.
Without five potential first-choice seamers in Wayne Parnell, Ryan McLaren, Azhar Mahmood, Robbie Joseph and Martin Saggers, Kent“s attentions will now turn to saving this game in order to move on to next week“s clash with Middlesex in Uxbridge with their healthy league leadership intact.
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