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Kent promoted to Division One after eight years
Cricket news - Kent promoted to Division One after eight years
Kent v Glamorgan
A five-wicket haul from Darren Stevens helped Kent skittle out Glamorgan for just 78, as they posted a massive win by an innings and 172 runs, which was their 10th of the season and the first one with a maximum accumulation of 24 points. It also meant that the home side were promoted to Division One after a gap of eight long years.
With this win, Kent jumped to the top of the points table, albeit temporarily, with 219 points from 13 games. More importantly, with Sussex getting bowled out for 343 against Warwickshire, the South East County earned promotion to Division One.
Earlier in the day, Glamorgan resumed their second essay at the score of 33 for 4 and barely managed to hang in there as Stevens and Matt Henry combined to wrap it up in less than 20 overs..
Henry picked eight wickets for the match and now has 74 scalps for the County season. On the other hand, only two batsmen - Stephen Cook and Jack Murphy - managed to enter double digits for the visitors.
Glamorgan could only accumulate three points from the dismal outing and remain at the bottom of the points table with an aggregate of 69 points from 13 games.
Brief scores: Glamorgan 186 (Jack Murphy 80; Matt Henry 4-45) and 78 (Darren Stevens 5-24) lost to Kent 436 (Zak Crawley 168; Kieran Bull 3-64) by an innings and 172 runs.
Gloucestershire vs Northamptonshire
The match between Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire did not see a ball being bowled on day 3 as rain took all the honours.
Erstwhile, Northamptonshire had been bowled out for 173 and Gloucestershire had retorted with a meagre 125 on a spicy wicket. But the heavens opened up at regular intervals on day 3 and no play was possible despite two scheduled inspections.
The home team is currently placed 7th and the visitors are ranked 9th in the points table.
Brief scores: Northamptonshire 173 (Adam Rossington 43; David Payne 3-29) lead Gloucestershire 125 (David Payne 23*; Brett Hutton 4-65) by 48 runs.
Middlesex v Derbyshire
Middlesex compiled 199 for 7 in their second innings to take a healthy lead of 327 runs at the end of Day 3 in a Division Two Championship game against Derbyshire.
Earlier in the day, Derbyshire has resumed their first innings at the score of 222 for 6. Matthew Critchley, unbeaten on 87, managed to score his third first-class ton, but got out immediately after reaching the landmark. James Harris picked three of the four wickets to fall to make short work of Derbyshire's innings as they were bowled out for 295.
The hosts had a 128-run lead after the first innings exchange and built on it as the day went on. Former England opener Sam Robson carried on from where he left in the first innings and scored 73 to carve the base for Middlesex's second essay. Even though Derbyshire struck at regular intervals, with Critchley picking up a four-fer to go with his ton, the first innings deficit hurt them.
Only three points separate both the teams with Middlesex at sixth (136 points) and Derbyshire ranked fifth.
Brief scores: Middlesex 423 and 199/7 (Sam Robson 73, Martin Andersson 23*; Matthew Critchley 4-60) lead Derbyshire 295 (Matthew Critchley 105; James Harris 4-83) by 327 runs.
Sussex v Warwickshire
Warwickshire cemented their dominance over Sussex by bundling the opposition out for 343 in their first innings to take a lead of 97, and then extended it to 238 at stumps.
The Bears' openers - Will Rhodes (76) and Dominic Sibley (43) - piled on more agony on the opposition with an unbroken first wicket partnership of 141 runs. Earlier, Sussex had two batsmen - Ben Brown (99) and David Wiese (93) - falling short of their tons and that triggered a little collapse. Eventually, Sussex conceded the lead.
Warwickshire also lent a favour to Kent, who will be promoted to Division One, as Sussex needed a comprehensive win and the maximum haul of 24 points from this game to be in contention for a top two spot.
Brief scores: Warwickshire 440 & 141/0 (Will Rhodes 76*; Chris Jordan 0-10) lead Sussex 343 (Ben Brown 99, David Wiese 93; Keith Barker 3-42) by 238 runs.
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