Cricket: Kent pose only threat to treble: Inferior run rate puts Warwickshire's hopes of third title at risk

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ONLY Kent can deny Warwickshire the treble after they beat Somerset and Worcestershire lost to Glamorgan. They are two points behind and both teams have one match left. Should Warwickshire be rained out against Gloucestershire, a Kent victory at The Oval would give them the trophy on a superior run rate.

Worcestershire were bowled out of contention by Robert Croft as Glamorgan won by 29 runs. In his 6 for 20, the second over was the most crucial. He dismissed Tom Moody with the second ball, Graeme Hick went next ball and Gavin Haynes departed two deliveries later.

In his fifth over he caught and bowled David Leatherdale, and his next over saw Matthew Church dismissed. That meant he had taken 6 for 6 in 4.3 overs as Worcestershire's 63 without loss disintegrated into 76 for 7.

Kent overwhelmed Somerset by 66 runs thanks to their fast bowler Martin McCague, who blew away the Somerset middle order with 4 for 25. Somerset subsided to 106 all out in reply to Kent's 172.

Surrey broke the Sunday League scoring record by piling up 375 for 4 to beat Yorkshire by 205 runs. Their total was 15 better than the 360 for 3 made by Somerset against Glamorgan in 1990.

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