Nash cracks unbeaten 110
July 20, 2012 · 0 CommentsDiscarded West Indies batsman Brendan Nash cracked an unbeaten 110 to put Kent in a strong position on the first day of their County Championship Division Two game against Glamorgan in Canterbury yesterday. Nash shared an unbroken 200 run-fifth wicket stand with Darren Stevens (120 n.o.) as the team recovered from a shaky position to reach 310 for four by the close of play. Coming to the crease at 49 for two, he added 61 for the third wicket with opener Sam Northeast (52) before a double strike by fast bowler James Harris (4-80) left them in trouble at 110 for four. Nash’s innings included 15 boundaries off 190 balls in 249 minutes while the attacking Stevens faced just 142 balls and hit 21 fours. Nash has had an excellent debut season for Kent with 499 runs in nine matches at an average of 71.28, the highest in Division Two among players with over 130 runs. The team is ranked third.
Meanwhile, his former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan topscored with an even 50 as Leicestershire struggled on the second day of their match against Gloucestershire in Cheltenham. Coming to the wicket at 11 for two, the Guyanese hit eight fours off 96 balls in 140 minutes before being bowled by left arm quick David Payne (2-33) with the score on 127 for six. Leics were eventually bowled out for just 162 in 51.5 overs with medium pacer Ian Saxelby taking career best figures of six for 48. Captain Joshua Cobb was the next highest scorer with 23. In reply, Gloucs reached 40 for two off 18 overs by the close of play. The first day had been abandoned due to a wet outfield. Sarwan has been Division Two’s leading runscorer this season with 658 runs in 10 games at 43.86. Despite his efforts, Leicestershire currently dwell at the bottom of the nine-team table with one win in 10 matches.
By USPORTT Desk