Cricket: Fleming pounces to save Kent's awayday

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THE FORMER Somerset player Roland Lefebvre put Kent on the rack in Amsterdam, but the Netherlands failed to produce another upset. The Dutchmen dismissed the county side for 229 in 48.5 overs, with the skipper Lefebvre taking 5 for 26, but Matthew Fleming's tally of 3 for 34 plus three run-outs helped eliminate the hosts for 167 in 47.5 overs to ease Kent to a 62-run victory.

Gloucestershire easily defeated last season's beaten finalists, Derbyshire, by eight wickets at Bristol after the visitors had slumped to 112 all out in 41.4 overs, the home captain, Mark Alleyne, wrapping up the innings by taking the last four wickets. He then watched as Tim Hancock (54) and Matt Windows (35 not out) earned victory in 32.1 overs.

A match-winning fourth-wicket stand of 141 between Michael Vaughan (85) and Anthony McGrath (84) rescued Yorkshire from a uneasy 14 for 3 as they recorded a four-wicket win over Leicestershire at Headingley.

Somerset cantered to an easy five-wicket victory against Sussex at Hove as Piran Holloway with 79 led the march on a modest target of 192.