Kent v Gloucestershire: Darren Stevens takes 6-22 in 334-run victory

Darren Stevens
Darren Stevens has taken 367 wickets in 267 first-class matches
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Spitfire Ground:
Kent 298 & 246: Denly 59, Gidman 51; Norwell 5-59
Gloucestershire 149 & 61: Norwell 24; Stevens 6-22
Kent 21 pts, Glos 3 pts
Kent beat Gloucestershire by 334 runs

Kent skittled Gloucestershire for just 61 in a huge 334-run win in their first County Championship match of 2017.

Darren Stevens did the damage for the hosts at Canterbury, taking 6-22, as Gloucestershire posted one of their lowest-ever first-class scores.

Set a target of 396, the visitors slumped to 37-9, before Liam Norwell's 24 saved them from total humiliation.

Earlier Kent moved their overnight 118-4 to 246 all out with Gloucestershire seamer Norwell taking 5-59.

In their second innings, only Jack Taylor and Norwell reached double figures for Gloucestershire, with Norwell and Chris Liddle's last-wicket stand of 24 the highest of the innings.

All-rounder Stevens, who turns 41 later this month, just missed out on bettering his best bowling figures of 7-21, but Gloucestershire's batsmen had no answer to his full medium-pacers.

Gloucestershire's lowest total in the County Championship was in 1920, when they were dismissed for 22 by Somerset in Bristol.

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