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Denly dominates to boost Kent


Joe Danley’s 23rd century first-class century leads Kent on opening day against Glamorgan A fierce counterattack

ECB Journalists’ Network

September 25, 2017

Joe Denly made a superb century, Northamptonshire v Kent, County Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, 1st day, May 15, 2016

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Glamorgan 18 for 1 trail Kent 302 (Danley 152, Hogan 4-44)

Joe Denly’s 23rd century first-rate century led Kent into a fierce counter-attack against Canterbury rivals Glamorgan on their opening day of their second Division Specsavers County Championship game.

The hosts have lost four wickets and Danley has yet to get off the pace at Glamorgan After a fiery start on grass, the 31-year-old Denly dug up his fourth title of the summer and led the hosts to relative fortune with a 302.

In 13 rounds, Glamorgan is 1-18 with 284 runs. The visitors named seven Welsh junior graduates in their starting line-up, who lost Nick Selman in the third game on Adam Milne’s wicket but have since been in the fast-fading rays Spirit is shown.

Kent batted first when Glamorgan opted to pitch after uncontested throw Danley owed No. 3 for more than half of their home games in total and saved innings from deep 39 in 4.

Kent delivered the first 37 times in the game. Sean Dickson hits the perimeter with Michael Hogan, slips low to David Lloyd, then, at Lucas Daniel Bell-Drummond took aim for a wide drive without moving his foot in Lucas Carey’s next delivery and threw in Chris Cooke ) under the glove.

When Captain Sam Northeast chased a Kent’s discomfort worsened as the wide, floating wobbly man. Caught slipping, Sam Billings’ 14-ball stop ended on 18 shortly after. Pushing the back foot to Rory Smith to start on the fourth stump line and keep swinging, Billings lamely followed the edge-to-edge keeper. The right-hander also stood his ground, forcing referee Nigel Cowley to raise his finger in his final game.

Danley singled for 45 minutes, the home team finally hit 50 in the 19th quarter, but the halftime just broke Zach Crowley’s attention, his helpful contribution ended in the second quarter after the rematch. Aiming for Hogan’s leg-side flick, he found a lead, blowing a simple catch balloon into midfield.

Hogan strikes again shortly after, cutting Darren Stevens with a edging knife lbw trapped, Stevens charged up the slope with his arms on his shoulders.

Denly and Callum Haggett teamed up to add a useful 87, until Haggett fell before tea, at Lloyd swingers left lbw after line work.

Denly found another willing ally in Milne as he played at 33 Some notable pushes as he was in the eighth wicket stand 57. Milne should have slid deep square legs at 28 but was knocked down by Connor Brown. However, the mistake didn’t matter, as Milne soon slipped with Craig Meschede to trigger a secondary crash.

Denly posts his 10,000th inning in first-class cricket, and from 200 balls Ran out 150 balls, but after 300 minutes at the crease, he was dancing on the pitch, aiming for a wide high shot at Lloyd, only to be bowled.

Kent rookie Grant Stewart went off target with a rough tug of boundary against Smith, but , with the new ball, Hogan went back to last man Imran Kayum was 4-44 by Hogan in the second slip, but Kent also had reason to give the final three-batting extra. Happy to be back.

Joe Denly made a superb century, Northamptonshire v Kent, County Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, 1st day, May 15, 2016



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