Kent aim to build on unbeaten start
KENT welcome Yorkshire to the St Lawrence Ground today (Thursday) with their unbeaten County Championship Division Two record still intact after a draw with Gloucestershire.
Jimmy Adams' men never really hit top gear but rain and some unambitious captaincy from visiting skipper Alex Gidman ensured there wasn't a winner.
Kent had the visitors by the scruff of the neck with the ball on day one, but they let them off the hook as 73-5 became 255 all out. Mark Davies (4-43) and Matt Coles (4-70) did the damage.
Loose shot-making and handy seam bowling from Will Gidman (5-43) ensured Kent were shot out for 155 in reply, with only Darren Stevens (54) providing any resistance.
Dyson DC50i - Bagless upright vacuum cleaner - BALL Technology -...View details
Thisi is Dyson's smallest upright vacuum cleaner with the performance of a full size upright machine. The DC50i has Dyson's most advanced cleaner head technology and 2 Tier RadialTM cyclones.
Terms: LIMITED STOCK OFFER. FREE delivery to most UK postcodes - Next working day dispatch.
Contact: 01664 491439
Valid until: Monday, May 27 2013
Rain forced the players on and off throughout the four days but Gloucester – through Hamish Marshall (74) and Alex Gidman (70) – set Kent 363 to win off 73 overs on the final day.
In the end it was far too much and Kent finished on 94-2 when umpires called time on things early, Kent taking six points to Gloucester's eight.
Much-fancied Yorkshire have drawn all three of their games this season, including one against Kent two weeks ago.
Their overseas batsman Phil Jacques arrived in the country days before their clash with Essex and he marked his return with a first innings score of 126.
Rain prevented an intriguing game ending in a result, but it seems the white rose county are in far better form now than they were when Kent were the visitors.
Ryan Sidebottom's form is testament to that – he took one wicket in the opening game but carded figures of 5-30 against Essex.
Kent are set to be unchanged for a third game running.
Elsewhere Azhar Mahmood was granted the visa he needed to join his IPL side Kings XI Punjab and he made an immediate impact by crashing 33 not out off 14 balls in his opening game.