Kent v Gloucestershire: Visitors wrap up easy win at Canterbury

Liam Norwell
Liam Norwell took three of Kent's second-innings wickets, including Sam Northeast for 62
LV= County Championship D2, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence
Gloucestershire 179 & 432 beat Kent 164 & 203 by 244 runs
Gloucestershire 19 pts, Kent 3 pts
Match scorecard

Gloucestershire ended the Division Two season by wrapping up a comfortable 244-run win over Kent at Canterbury.

Alex Gidman's century on Thursday had left the hosts needing 448 to win.

Sam Northeast (62) and Darren Stevens (47) offered some resistance with a fifth-wicket stand of 98, but both fell during the fourth morning.

Kent skipper Northeast was one of three second-innings scalps for Liam Norwell (3-72), while Tom Smith took 4-35 as the home side were all out for 203.

Left-arm spinner Smith claimed the wicket of James Tredwell to complete victory and register career-best figures.

Gloucestershire's victory was enough for them to leapfrog Glamorgan into seventh place in the table, eight points behind Kent, who end the campaign in sixth.

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