Worcestershire v Kent: Rain prevents Tom Fell century

LV County Championship Division Two, New Road

Worcestershire 284-8 drew with Kent 324

Worcestershire 8 pts, Kent 8 pts

Match scorecard

Rain prevented Worcestershire's Tom Fell from reaching his maiden first-class century as his side's match with Kent ended in a draw at New Road.

The hosts resumed on 241-7 with Oxford University student Fell unbeaten on 75.

He put on 126 for the eighth wicket with Jack Shantry (54), who fell to James Tredwell to give him 5-51 - his best Championship figures since 2011.

Rain set in shortly after lunch with Worcestershire on 284-8, and Fell stranded on a career-best 94 not out.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

BBC Radio Kent's Peter Guise:

"Watching rain falling for two days is never pleasant. It was frustrating for Kent too as they were seeking to get their championship season back on track.

"Knocks of 90 plus from Ben Harmison and Darren Stevens, together with James Tredwell's first five-for in two years, looked potential match winners."

Tredwell told BBC Radio Kent: 'We played all the cricket in this game, if the rain had held off we would have been pushing for a result.'"

Match scorecard