Second XI draw in Wales

Second XI draw in Wales

Kent Second XI had to settle for a draw in their Championship match with Glamorgan at Newport, but there were some excellent individual performances in the game with Adam Rouse and Ben Compton, both scoring big centuries and Jarred Lysaught taking five wickets in an innings.

In a high scoring match neither side were able to get themselves into a winning position and two Glamorgan players also scored hundreds.

In their first innings Glamorgan were bowled out for 283, with Australian all-rounder Lysaught, who plays for Folkestone in the Kent League, taking 5 for 56 with some fine pace bowling.

When Kent batted they declared on 402/7, a lead of 119, thanks to a brilliant third wicket partnership of 272 in 84 overs between Rouse and Compton, who both finished on the same individual score of 127.  Rouse hit 12 fours and three sixes, whilst Compton smashed thirteen boundaries.

Trying to get a positive result from the game was always going to be difficult and Rouse used eight bowlers in the Glamorgan second innings, included four overs from himself, to try and make a breakthrough but Glamorgan batted out the match and were 296/5 at the end of the game, Connor Brown 114 and Callum Taylor 102.

The Second XI’s next match is on Monday next week when they play their two T20 matches against Somerset at Taunton Vale, which were put back to the new date because of the Kent team’s involvement in the 50-over Trophy Final against Durham,  at The County Ground, Beckenham which they won.

Peter Burrowes

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