Cricket: Surrey thrash Kent

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The Independent Online
Surrey, the Britannic County Championship leaders, needed just 25 minutes to take Kent's final two wickets and wrap up a comprehensive victory. It was Surrey's third Championship win of the season and their first over Kent at The Oval since 1986. Kent resumed on the third day needing 62 runs to avoid a demoralising innings defeat but made a terrible start when the spinner Saqlain Mushtaq bowled Dean Headley for three.

The visitors' last pair stand of Martin McCague and Min Patel put on a rapid 31 but Surrey secured the points when Patel skied Mushtaq to Mark Butcher at mid-on with the score at 226.

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