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Old 23rd June 2018, 17:30   #1081
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Old 25th June 2018, 10:40   #1082
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Kent go into the day/night 'pink ball' game with Middlesex this afternoon with a significantly changed team following the epic win over Division 2 leaders Warwickshire at Tunbridge Wells last week (and with only 1 day 'off').

Rested for Saturday's RL Cup final are the two most successful bowlers, Matt Henry (49 wickets @ 13.4) and Darren Stevens (23 @ 18.1); Henry bowled a huge number of overs at Tunbridge Wells whilst Stevens had difficulty picking up the pink ball in last year's day/night game at Trent Bridge, so his omission is no real surprise. This does mean that Kent's attack will be made up from Harry Podmore (22 @ 22.95), Calum Haggett (3 @ 10.7), Grant Stewart (2 @ 26), Ivan Thomas (5 @ 56.4) and possibly Adam Riley (who hasn't taken a first class wicket in 2 games), plus Joe Denly(6 @ 30). Interestingly both keepers, Adam Rouse and Club Skipper Sam Billings are in the squad, suggesting one may play as a batsman.

http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/ke...lesex-mon-2pm/


Given the excellent weather today (& forecast all week) this should be an interesting encounter, though will the hours of play (14.00-21.00) actually help attract crowds? This will be an interesting test...
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Old 25th June 2018, 21:28   #1083
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Kent seemingly haven’t missed a beat, with Stewart claiming 5 of the first 6 Middx wickets to fall.
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Old 26th June 2018, 00:33   #1084
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I'm sure somebody will claim the pitch was rigged in such a sophisticated fashion that only the side batting second, later on the first day, would encounter difficulty.
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Old 26th June 2018, 07:56   #1085
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I'm sure somebody will claim the pitch was rigged in such a sophisticated fashion that only the side batting second, later on the first day, would encounter difficulty.
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Old 26th June 2018, 10:23   #1086
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Just looked at the highlights of the Middx innings. That pink ball was swinging like crazy under the floodlights...Kent probably did well to get all out when they did, so as to get their oppo in.
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Old 26th June 2018, 10:29   #1087
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Just looked at the highlights of the Middx innings. That pink ball was swinging like crazy under the floodlights...Kent probably did well to get all out when they did, so as to get their oppo in.
There was some movement all day, but a lot more after tea (when it was still pretty light, in fact).
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Old 28th June 2018, 08:54   #1088
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Kent vs Middlesex - well, all over before 'lunch' (e.g. the first, longer, break in a 'day/night' game at 4pm) on Day 3, this was one of the stranger CC games I have ever seen. Even allowing for the fact that Middlesex were missing a clutch of good players (Finn, Roland-Jones injured; Morgan, Stirling international duty; Gubbins, Helm England Lions) they still had a good team & Kent also had rested their two best CC bowlers (Matt Henry, Darren Stevens - partly due to the RL Cup Final on Saturday, but also due to Stevens problems in seeing the pink ball at Trent Bridge last season).

Both sides clearly wanted to bat - so Kent duly did so on winning the toss. Midway through the second session they had slumped to 134-7 before Rouse (who kept the gloves despite Billings' return) and the tail (Podmore and esp. Stewart who made a career best 38 on his return to the side after injury) took it to 241. Only the second time this season we have scored any batting bonus points...although just 1 here! The Middlesex seamers - Murtagh, Harris, Cartwright and Fuller (on his first appearance since 2016) - bowled well.

After 'tea' (the second break), under lights (though it was still a very sunny day), Middlesex batted as if they had never seen a bat before. True the ball was swinging, especially for Stewart, but does that explain why they collapsed to 56-9? The last wicket fell at the same score early on day 2...also to Stewart who finished with a career best 6-22. Not surprisingly the follow on wasn't enforced and Kent batted again.

Kent's second innings didn't go smoothly - again the batsmen (except for Kuhn) failed and when the 9th wicket fell at 181, we were wondering whether we had enough. Thomas, not renowned as a batsman, joined Stewart. In just over an hour they added 100...of which Thomas made 1 (and there were 4 extras...). Stewart beat his previous best score to make his first 50, then finally a maiden 100 with 5 x6, reaching his century off about 75 balls. At one point there were 8, or possibly 9, fielders on the boundary! This was the highest score by a Kent No. 10 ever (beating A E Watt, 96 vs MCC in 1932) and only the second time in cricket history a century partnership occurred with one scoring only a single.

I think it's fair to say Middlesex were shell shocked when they started their second innings - the ball didn't swing but they lost 2 wickets for 22 overnight, and continued to collapse on the day 3. Batting looked quite possibly, but the procession of batsmen continues...22-2 became 81-9 with no-one getting beyond 13 until no. 11 Murtagh decided to slog every ball and hit a quick 40. After less than 2 hours on day 3 the game was over, Kent winning by 342 runs. Harry Podmore, who joined Kent from Middlesex before this season, took a career best 6-36.

So, a great game for Kent - taking them (temporarily, perhaps) - to the top of Div. 2. As for the pink ball, and the 2pm-9pm hours of play...I couldn't see any evidence that it increased the size of the crowd or led to more people coming in after work. Instead many people left around 7pm.
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If 4 day county cricket has a general perception amongst the public of being a bit boring, then this day/night game was a great opportunity to put itself in the shop window and attract some new supporters. Those who are unable to get to the ground during the day.

So you would have thought that admission after 5 or 6pm would be free or very much reduced. It was not. An opportunity missed? Certainly a good game missed!
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If 4 day county cricket has a general perception amongst the public of being a bit boring, then this day/night game was a great opportunity to put itself in the shop window and attract some new supporters. Those who are unable to get to the ground during the day.

So you would have thought that admission after 5 or 6pm would be free or very much reduced. It was not. An opportunity missed? Certainly a good game missed!
How much were they charging? At Trent Bridge, it's a fiver for the final sessions.
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So you would have thought that admission after 5 or 6pm would be free or very much reduced. It was not. An opportunity missed? Certainly a good game missed!
If they were charging £20, that is terrible. It basically sends a message that they don't want you to come in.

I also see that sccording to Kent's website, they are charging £15/£20 for tickets to watch India A vs West Indies A at Beckenham. Seriously?
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If they were charging £20, that is terrible. It basically sends a message that they don't want you to come in.

I also see that sccording to Kent's website, they are charging £15/£20 for tickets to watch India A vs West Indies A at Beckenham. Seriously?
And that's the advance price. It's possibly £20/£25 on the gate.
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Old 29th June 2018, 07:45   #1093
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If they were charging £20, that is terrible. It basically sends a message that they don't want you to come in.

I also see that sccording to Kent's website, they are charging £15/£20 for tickets to watch India A vs West Indies A at Beckenham. Seriously?

As I understand it the last 1 hour of play (so, in the day/night game from 8pm) was free entrance. In fact on Monday & Tuesday play went on well after 9pm, so anyone coming then would have had a fair amount of play for free.

But I agree, with day/night games (should they continue, which I rather hope they won't), then half-price tickets, say, after 5pm would seem fair.
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5 games 3 inns 10 runs HS6 ave 3.33 s/r 41.67

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Must be great when all the others have done the hard work.
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"For all the teams I've played for you get a huge buzz. But nothing beats coming home and playing for your home side."

5 games 3 inns 10 runs HS6 ave 3.33 s/r 41.67

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Kuhn 664 runs at 94.86
Denly 480 runs at 80.00

Must be great when all the others have done the hard work.
And, his understudy Rouse has made 114 at 38.00.

There's a very strong suspicion in the Hop County that the time spent by Sam carrying drinks for various teams has stymied his progress. He's due a big one, mind, and it'd be rather nice if that was to come along tomorrow.
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