County Championship: Kent romp to big win against Glamorgan

Darren Stevens
Darren Stevens dismissed Aneurin Donald and Graham Wagg in successive balls
LV= County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium
Kent 309 & 451-2 dec: Key 158, Denly 161no, Northeast 50
Glamorgan 207 & 237: Ingram 105 not out; Stevens 5-58, Coles 4-76
Kent win by 316 runs
Glamorgan 4 pts, Kent 22 pts
Match scorecardexternal-link

Darren Stevens and Matt Coles bowled Kent to a comprehensive 316-run County Championship victory against Glamorgan on the final day at Cardiff.

Chasing an improbable target of 554, Glamorgan resumed on 101-2.

Stevens and Coles reduced the hosts to 132-7 within the first hour as a finish before lunch looked a possibility.

But Colin Ingram struck a maiden Championship century for Glamorgan off 174 balls to avoid a record defeat as they were bowled out for 237.

The victory was Kent's fourth Championship win of the season and a sixth defeat of the campaign for a Glamorgan side who looked promotion contenders until last month.

Kent climb a place to seventh while Glamorgan drop to fourth behind Essex.

Glamorgan batsman Colin Ingram told BBC Wales Sport:

"I didn't think it would mean as much as it does (to get a first Championship century), it's been a long hard graft through the season.

"I've got plenty of starts and hopefully I can take these last few games as an opportunity to build a good game for next season.

"Darren Stevens was really making the ball talk this morning. Looking through the season at his stats, he's a really good performer for them and he bowled some tricky spells so congratulations to him on his five-for."

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