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Kent 2nd XI v Yorkshire 2nd XI (Day Four)

— 17 May 2015

After the total washout of yesterday, play resumed on time and Kent declared at their overnight 336-6 trailing by 162.


Yorkshire did not enforce the follow on and went in search of quick runs. Elliot Callis had replaced Hodd but fell for only 5.

Dan Hodgson joined Jonathan Tattersall and they took the score to 40 before the latter was caught behind for 16.

Mosun Hussain lasted only 9 balls and at 49-3 we needed something special and that was provided by Hodgson and, in particular, Ryan Gibson. Together they added 113 in only 93 balls with Ryans’ contribution being 72 from 50 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes.

Dan went on to finish on 73 from 80 balls with12 fours and at lunch we were 177-4. Lunch produced a second declaration of the day leaving Kent to score 340 from a minimum of 67 overs.
Openers Selman and Dickson produced a partnership of 93 before Dickson was caught by Wainman from Waites first over for 65 from 76 balls with 8 fours and a six. At tea they had progressed to 120-1.

Kent progressed to 206 before the next wicket fell, that of Selman caught by Waite off the bowling of Ben Coad for 82. This brought about a flurry of wickets with Kent being reduced to 222-5. Crawley made 58 from 75 after being dropped on 16. Hartley made a similar impact hitting 37 from only 18 with 2 fours and 3 sixes and at this stage any result was possible. However 3 wickets in 16 balls swung the game back in our favour. Moin Ashraf took his 3rd and their 9th wicket with the 2nd ball of the last over but they survived and the match was drawn.

It finished at 6.23pm and a long trip home was ahead.

John Virr