County Championship: Glamorgan and Kent beaten by weather

By Nick WebbBBC Wales Sport
Aneurin Donald
Aneurin Donald was one of three Glamorgan players to pass 50 on day four against Kent
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff
Glamorgan v Kent
Glamorgan 351 & 279-6 dec: Donald 67, Wagg 64*, Wallace 52; Claydon 3-50
Kent 282: Dickson 75, Rouse 65; Van der Gugten 5-79
Match drawn
Glamorgan 12 pts, Kent 10 pts
Match scorecard

Glamorgan and Kent were beaten by the weather in Cardiff as rain spoiled what could have been a closely-fought game.

Aneurin Donald hit 67 off 68 balls to remove any chance of a Kent win after Glamorgan had slipped to 124-5, following Mark Wallace's 52.

Kent seamer Mitch Claydon claimed another three wickets for a haul of eight in the match.

The game petered out into the inevitable draw at 16:50 BST, with the Welsh side declaring on 279-6.

A pitch which eased quickly after the new ball discouraged the captains from a more adventurous approach.

Donald and Wallace both recorded their highest first-class scores of the season, while Graham Wagg added 64 not out to his first-innings 83.

Further time was lost to showers and bad light on the final day, after a total of 104 overs were taken off the first two days.

Both counties return to T20 Blast action on Friday, with Glamorgan hosting Surrey and Kent at home to Middlesex.

Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph told BBC Wales Sport: "I wouldn't say there was any possibility (of a positive result). If we'd had a 150-180 run lead (going into day four), it would have been a lot easier.

"We learnt from the (drawn) Essex game here where we tried to manufacture a game and had 75 overs bowling at them, as soon as the hard ball goes soft, it's difficult to pick up wickets.

"Since the Gloucestershire game, we've been spot on in our bowling department, we're bowling together in partnerships and controlling the run-rate."

Kent captain Sam Northeast told BBC Radio Kent: "If we hadn't lost a day to rain, it probably would have been quite an interesting game, so it was a shame in the end.

"We probably needed to grab the opportunity when we had them 130-odd for 6 in the first innings and bowl them out for under 200 - then bat past them and bowl them out on the last day.

"We weren't quite clinical enough and that was probably it for us."

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