Specsavers County Championship - 13 April 2018

Venue: Canterbury

Kent v Gloucestershire

DAY 3

Gloucestershire need just 47 runs to beat Kent on the final day of the Division Two match at Canterbury.

Resuming on 110-8 on the third day, Gloucestershire lost the final two wickets without scoring to secure a first-innings lead of 56.

New recruit, Ryan Higgins (5-22) then helped dismiss Kent for 153, despite 61 from the hosts' opener Daniel Bell-Drummond.

The all-rounder signed from Middlesex, shaped the ball superbly from the Pavilion end, as he claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in first class cricket.

Joe Denly nicked Higgins to the gloves of Gareth Roderick before Darren Stevens was leg-before. Craig Miles took his solitary wicket as Will Gidman nicked behind to Roderick.

Needing 108 to win, Gloucestershire lost Chris Dent early on, before reaching the close on 61-1 with Benny Howell unbeaten on 34.

 

DAY 2

It was a hectic second day at Canterbury which had seen 18 wickets fall around 5 hours of play.

Kent were bowled out for just 64, with all three Gloucestershire fast bowlers dominating the Kent batsman. Matt Taylor the pick of the three with four wickets to his name, conceding only 20 runs.

Dan Worrall made bowling in English condidtions look simple on his debut for Gloucestershire, with figures of 2-20. In just three overs, Craig Miles took three scalps for just 11 runs.

No play had been possible on the first day, and Saturday's start was delayed until 13:10 while the outfield dried.

Gloucestershire found life equally tough with the bat, but Gareth Roderick's 51 helped the away side to 110-8 when bad light stopped play, a lead of 46 runs at the close of play.

 

DAY 1

No play on first day of Championship season

There will be no play on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship against Kent at The Spitfire Ground.

Umpires Neil Bainton and Michael Burns deemed the outfield would not be fit for play after heavy overnight rain.

The forecast for the rest of the fixture is dry and warmer. 



Scorecard

Gloucestershire elected to bowl.


Kent
Daniel Bell-Drummond | Sean Dickson | Heino Kuhn | Joseph Denly | Zak Crawley | Darren Stevens | William Gidman | Adam Rouse | Matthew Henry | Harry Podmore | Grant Stewart |


Gloucestershire
Benny Howell | Christopher Dent | Gareth Roderick | James Bracey | Jack Taylor | Graeme van Buuren | Ryan Higgins | Kieran Noema-Barnett | Craig Miles | Daniel Worrall | Matthew Taylor |


Gloucestershire win by 5 wickets
 
Kent second innings
153 all out
Gloucestershire second innings
108 - 5

Kent First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Daniel Bell-Drummond Caught Benny Howell Bowled Matt Taylor 4 16 14 1 0
Sean Dickson Caught Kieran Noema-Barnett Bowled Daniel Worrall 8 41 22 1 0
Heino Kuhn Bowled Daniel Worrall 4 8 8 1 0
Joe Denly Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Matt Taylor 0 13 7 0 0
Zak Crawley L.B.W. Ryan Higgins 15 48 26 3 0
Darren Stevens L.B.W. Matt Taylor 1 5 3 0 0
William Gidman Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Matt Taylor 0 2 1 0 0
Adam Rouse Caught Ryan Higgins Bowled Craig Miles 8 15 11 2 0
Matt Henry Bowled Craig Miles 4 8 5 1 0
Grant Stewart Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Craig Miles 7 21 14 1 0
Harry Podmore Not Out 2 7 3 0 0
Extras 0b 4lb 2nb 0p 5w 11
Total 64

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
12 19 24 28 29 29 42 50 60 64

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Daniel Worrall 6 2 20 2
Matt Taylor 6 0 20 4
Craig Miles 3 0 11 3
Ryan Higgins 3 0 9 1


Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Benny Howell L.B.W. Matt Henry 0 3 3 0 0
Chris Dent L.B.W. Darren Stevens 0 21 13 0 0
Gareth Roderick L.B.W. Harry Podmore 51 151 102 4 1
James Bracey L.B.W. Matt Henry 5 15 14 1 0
Jack Taylor L.B.W. Darren Stevens 9 26 19 1 0
Graeme van Buuren Caught Heino Kuhn Bowled Darren Stevens 2 11 5 0 0
Ryan Higgins Caught William Gidman Bowled Grant Stewart 3 30 23 0 0
Kieran Noema-Barnett L.B.W. William Gidman 18 40 29 2 0
Craig Miles Not Out 7 26 15 1 0
Daniel Worrall L.B.W. Matt Henry 0 11 6 0 0
Matt Taylor Caught Sean Dickson Bowled Matt Henry 0 4 5 0 0
Extras 4b 11lb 0nb 0p 0w 15
Total 110

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
0 8 19 30 38 56 98 106 110 110

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Matt Henry 14 5 33 4
Darren Stevens 10 4 19 3
Grant Stewart 8 2 27 1
Harry Podmore 3 2 6 1
William Gidman 4 0 10 1


Kent Second Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Daniel Bell-Drummond L.B.W. Ryan Higgins 61 76 63 10 1
Sean Dickson L.B.W. Daniel Worrall 5 31 18 0 0
Heino Kuhn L.B.W. Matt Taylor 5 53 28 0 0
Joe Denly Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Ryan Higgins 0 19 13 0 0
Zak Crawley L.B.W. Daniel Worrall 32 130 81 5 0
Darren Stevens L.B.W. Ryan Higgins 0 8 5 0 0
William Gidman Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Craig Miles 1 19 9 0 0
Adam Rouse L.B.W. Matt Taylor 21 50 38 3 0
Matt Henry Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Ryan Higgins 14 21 18 2 0
Grant Stewart Caught Chris Dent Bowled Ryan Higgins 2 16 17 0 0
Harry Podmore Not Out 0 5 3 0 0
Extras 0b 8lb 4nb 0p 0w 12
Total 153

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
19 75 75 79 83 89 132 147 153 153

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Daniel Worrall 11 5 25 2
Matt Taylor 15 3 49 2
Ryan Higgins 14 4 22 5
Craig Miles 8 1 49 1


Gloucestershire Second Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Chris Dent Bowled Matt Henry 6 10 11 0 0
Benny Howell Not Out 52 117 90 9 0
Gareth Roderick L.B.W. Matt Henry 26 79 54 1 0
James Bracey Caught William Gidman Bowled Matt Henry 0 5 3 0 0
Jack Taylor L.B.W. Darren Stevens 2 4 3 0 0
Graeme van Buuren Bowled Darren Stevens 9 17 9 1 0
Ryan Higgins Not Out 0 5 3 0 0
Kieran Noema-Barnett
Craig Miles
Daniel Worrall
Matt Taylor
Extras 1b 7lb 4nb 0p 1w 13
Total 108

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6 81 81 84 102

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Matt Henry 14 3 37 3
Darren Stevens 9 1 39 2
Grant Stewart 2 0 10 0
William Gidman 2 1 8 0
Harry Podmore 0 0 6 0