Walters stars under lights for Glamorgan against Kent

LV County Championship Division Two, Canterbury
Close, day two: Kent 237, Glamorgan 258-4
Glamorgan 5pts, Kent 2pts
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Stewart Walters scored a half-century as Glamorgan claimed a first-innings lead over Kent under the lights in the day/night game at Canterbury.

Walters (83 not out) and Mark Wallace (41 not out) added an unbroken 63 for the fifth wicket to see the visitors to 258-4 at the close, leading by 21 runs.

Earlier, Will Bragg made 25 to pass 1,000 Championship runs for the season.

Adam Ball, Matt Coles, Adam Riley and Darren Stevens took a wicket each for the home side.


BBC Radio Kent's Ben Croucher:

"A placid pitch, almost in stark contrast to the bouncy wicket produced two weeks ago, tested both Kent and Glamorgan's patience to the limit.

"For Kent's bowlers, a lack of pace and swing eliminated the potency of Mahmood and Stevens, whilst Ball and Coles were expensive as Glamorgan found batting easier when the ball came onto the bat.

"In contrast, Glamorgan stuck to their game plan perfectly. Rees shouldered arms to anything outside the off stump and his dismissal highlighted the awkward nature of the pitch, caught at mid wicket after playing a shot too early.

"The light glaze to the outfield provided by the rain and the evening dew made the wicket, but more importantly the outfield, quicker, and Wallace and Walters got real value for their shots at long last.

"Alas for the spectators, it was another slow day. It appeared that neither the pink ball nor the floodlights could brighten their spirits. Blankets and scarves the order of the evening."