Darren Stevens keeps Kent in promotion hunt
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Darren Stevens took five wickets for 35 runs against his former club as Kent kept their promotion hopes alive with a resounding nike magistax ic 147run victory over Leicestershire. Kent set Leicestershire a target of 283 in 68 overs, but 36yearold Stevens sent the Foxes tumbling to defeat in a devastating 14over spell.
Mark nike magistax ic Davies claimed three wickets and Charlie Shreck two as Kent closed the gap on leaders Derbyshire to stay in contention for promotion with two games to play. Kent, who picked up 21 points from the win, are at home to Derbyshire next week and then away to Glamorgan in the final fixture of the season.
There was a bizarre start to the day with the Leicestershire batsmen Matt Boyce and Josh Cobb facing just one ball before skipper Matthew Hoggard declared still 179 runs behind. It was clear an agreement had been reached on a runs chase, and Kent responded by closing their second innings at 103 for 2 off 22 overs setting Leicestershire a target of 283 in 68 overs.
On a pitch still giving some assistance to the bowlers it looked a tough challenge for the hosts, and they could not have made a worse start. Davies had Michael Thornely caught behind in the third over and Shreck removed Will Jones in similar fashion in nike magistax ic the next, leaving the hosts at 7 for 2.
A grim situation did not improve when Ned Eckersley was brilliantly caught at cover by Matt Coles cheap nike hypervenom football boots off Davies with the total 17. But if Leicestershire thought things could not get any worse they were wrong. Stevens was brought into the attack and his naggingly accurate mediumpaced seamers ripped through the hosts’ middle order.
In a nineover spell before tea he picked up four wickets for 27 runs. Stevens trapped Cobb lbw with a delivery that nipped back, had Shiv Thakor caught low down at slip, uprooted Wayne White’s off stump and then ended some stubborn resistance from Boyce, who made 23 off 80 balls before being caught at midwicket.
Stevens struck again in the first over after tea with Rob Taylor becoming another lbw victim. Jigar Naik provided some late resistance, top scoring with 33 before falling leg before wicket to Davies and Shreck clinched victory by having Alex Wyatt caught at short leg.
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