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Tredwell bags four as Derbyshire struggle after lunch

Thursday 30th July 2009

James Tredwell took his bowling tally to four for 62 at St Lawrence

Kent v Derbyshire LV County Championship Division 2, Canterbury.
By Mark Pennell
IN-FORM Kent off-spinner James Tredwell took his tally to four wickets at Derbyshire slumped to 232 for eight at tea on the opening day of this LV County Championship top-of-the-table clash.
Resuming at lunch on 100 for three, the visitors lost five wickets in the mid-session, three of them falling to Tredwell who did well to recover from conceding four sixes to West Indian batsman all-rounder Wavell Hinds.
Soon after lunch Simon Cook had Dan Redfern (29) smartly caught low down at second slip by Martin van Jaarsveld then, in the following over, Tredwell turned one on to Greg Smith to have him well caught at short leg by a diving Rob Key.
After a brief recovery Danish-born Freddie Klokker (13) offered a catch to Geraint Jones after being cramped in his attempted pull shot to an Amjad Khan bouncer then, after a cameo 74 from 90 balls, Hinds lost his head by advancing to drive Tredwell only to nick to slip.
Just before tea Tredwell took his tally to four for 62 when Graham Wagg also edged an attempted push drive to Justin Kemp at first slip.
Having won the toss and elected to bat first at the start of a bright and breezy day, Derbyshire posted 46 for their first wicket before Simon Cook stuck with his sixth ball of the day; running one back in off the seam he snared Wayne Madsen (3) leg before.
Cook should have celebrated again two overs later when he found the outside edge of left-hander Chris Rogers“ bat only for the chance to fly between keeper Jones and first slip Kemp with neither man laying a hand on it as the ball flew for four to third man.
Rogers went on to reach an attractive half-century from 57 balls and with nine fours but, with his score on 53, he leant back to square-cut a long hop from Ryan McLaren obligingly into the hands of Joe Denly at cover.
Then, two overs before lunch, Tredwell struck with his first delivery of the day when Garry Park (11) nicked an arm ball low to slip where Kemp this time pocketed a sharp, low chance that made it 96 for three.
Kent made one change to their line up for the game, resting all-rounder Azhar Mahmood in favour of strike bowler Amjad Khan.