Glamorgan's Harris & Owen send Kent tumbling

LV County Championship Division One, Cardiff
Glamorgan 434 beat Kent 242 & 184 by an innings and eight runs
Glamorgan 24pts, Kent 3pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

James Harris and Will Owen claimed three wickets apiece as Glamorgan beat Kent by an innings and eight runs inside three days at Cardiff.

Harris (3-43) and Owen (3-24) were assisted by two wickets for Graham Wagg and Dean Cosker in Kent's 184 all out.

Alex Blake (51) passed 50 for only the second time in 18 first-class matches.

Earlier, Mark Wallace added 42 to his overnight score but was out for 107, while Harris went on to make 57 as Glamorgan were bowled out for 434.

Wallace became Glamorgan's first century-maker of the first-class season as victory was wrapped up with a day to spare.

Glamorgan, who had not beaten Kent at Sophia Gardens in a Championship game since 1967, took a maximum 24 points from the win to Kent's three.

At the start of the day, Glamorgan had resumed on 366-7 - a lead of 124 - and wicketkeeper Wallace soon scored the 10 runs he needed to pass 7,000 first-class runs for the hosts.

Harris, omitted from the England Lions squad, chipped in with his second-successive fifty - the sixth of his career - which came in 106 balls with six fours.

Wallace and Harris followed up their individual milestones by then setting the record eighth-wicket partnership for Glamorgan against Kent, passing the 116-run stand between John Derrick and Rodney Ontong in Cardiff in 1988.

Rain caused the loss of 28 overs either side of lunch and, when play resumed, Harris soon fell to give Neil Saker (5-112) his fifth wicket and end a superb stand of 169 with Wallace.

Wallace eventually departed after being trapped in front by Tredwell, with Owen the last man out just a few minutes later.

Kent then began their second innings unconvincingly by sinking to 32-3.

At that stage, the visitors still had hope of taking the game into the fourth day until Owen took two wickets in as many balls, trapping Martin van Jaarsveld leg before having Darren Stevens first ball, caught at first slip.

There were some cavalier hitting from both Blake and Matt Coles, who both scored half-centuries, but wickets fell regularly until Harris wrapped up Glamorgan's second Division Two victory by yorking Dewald Nel.

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