Kent duo shine in dull draw

Four points apiece at Canterbury

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Kent duo shine in dull draw

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LV County Championship - Division One
Canterbury - day four
Kent 293-3 dec (R W T Key 125, M van Jaarsveld 122 no) v Worcestershire 110-3
Worcestershire (4pts) drew with Kent (4pts)

Hundreds from Rob Key and Martin van Jaarsveld lit up a dull Division One draw at Canterbury.

Kent reached 295-3 from 65 overs before declaring their first innings after the first three days of the match had been washed out.

Home captain Key hit 16 fours and a six in his 149-ball knock of 125, his fourth first-class century of the campaign.

He shared a second-wicket stand of 190 with van Jaarsveld who finished up unbeaten on 122.

Worcestershire, in need of points to try and move themselves out of relegation trouble, started their reply at a fair tempo but soon gave up their attempts at an unlikely run chase.

Vikram Solanki managed a quick-fire 42 before falling to Martin Saggers, the seamer claiming all three wickets as the Pears finished on 110-3.

Canterbury - day three

The third successive day of the Division One match between Kent and Worcestershire was washed out at Canterbury.

Incessant drizzle left the St Lawrence outfield saturated and led the umpires to abandon for the day at 3pm.

If the forecast is correct and the weather relents tomorrow, this fixture will become a mandatory one-innings contest with 14 points available to the winners.

Day two

Persistent rain in Canterbury washed out play between Kent and Worcestershire for the second consecutive day.

Steady drizzle meant the umpires finally abandoned for the day at 3.45pm.

Day One

Worcestershire once again fell foul of the weather as the opening day of their clash with Kent was washed out with a ball bowled.

A total of six inspections were carried out at Canterbury before the umpires finally decided no play would be possible.

Heavy overnight rain left the ground saturated and showers throughout the day meant the groundstaff were unable to get on and dry the outfield.

The two teams know all about rain delays. The reverse fixture at New Road was abandoned on the third day without any action taking place.

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