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.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'