County Championship: Kent build strong lead over Glamorgan

James Tredwell
James Tredwell scored 53 after being dimissed for a duck in Kent's first innings
LV= County Championship Division Two, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (day three)
Kent 357 & 327: Denly 66, Tredwell 53, Hogan 4-65
Glamorgan 281 & 32-1
Glamorgan need another 372 run to win
Kent 7 pts, Glamorgan 5 pts
Match scorecard

Kent's batsman all contributed as the home side built a strong lead to take control on day three against Glamorgan.

Nightwatchman James Tredwell (53) and Joe Denly (66) managed a partnership of 114 before the impressive Michael Hogan (4-65) made inroads with the ball.

Contributions from Brendan Nash (45), Fabian Cowdrey (54) and Sam Billings (37) set a target of 404 and more than a day for the visitors to survive.

Glamorgan reached stumps at 32-1, leaving an unlikely 372 runs to win.

Tredwell had been sent in to guard against losses on day two, but batted well to reach his 16th first-class half-century and set the tone for the Kent batsmen.

The visitors' Australian fast bowler Hogan continued his form to take his personal wickets tally to nine for the match, but his side go into the final day firmly on the back foot.