Tea Report: Nottinghamshire 202 & 279; Kent 238

Tea on the third day of four (Notts won toss)

Wicketkeeper Chris Read hauled Nottinghamshire back into this match with a fine 88 that helped his team move towards a sizeable victory target for Kent to tackle.

Read’s 88 contained the first two sixes of this match – a third was to follow later in the afternoon courtesy of Mark Ealham – and is the highest individual score of the match to date.

It was a responsible innings, compiled carefully over a period of two and a half hours in which Read faced 132 balls and hit 10 other boundaries.

He shared in the highest – and most important – stand of the match, 70 for the seventh wicket, with Stuart Broad who took almost as long (24 balls) to get off the mark this time as he had in the first innings.

When he did get off the mark his first two scoring shots, in the same Martin Saggers over, both went for four, the first through mid-wicket, the second down to fine leg.

Broad managed to hang around for a total of 72 minutes, which allowed Read ample time to get on with the job of piling up the runs, which he duly did.

But Broad fell when caught at slip off James Tredwell when he had reached 20. A dozen overs later the new ball was taken and within ten overs it was all over.

Read was the first to go, very well caught by wicketkeeper Geraint Jones diving full length to his right to take a low edge that would not have carried to first slip to give Ryan McLaren another wicket.

Former Kent all-rounder Mark Ealham, who had helped Read add 67 for the eighth wicket became Jones’ ninth victim of the match – his highest total of victims in two innings – off Robbie Joseph’s first delivery with the new ball and McLaren wrapped it all up when he had Ryan Sidebottom caught in the slips by Martin van Jaarsveld.

McLaren’s figures of 6-75 were a personal best for Kent and it left a victory target of 244 runs in four sessions.

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