Kent v Gloucestershire: Gareth Roderick hits unbeaten 152

LV CC Division Two, The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence

Close, day three: Kent 460 & 4-0 declared, Glos 80-0 & 307-9

Kent 4pts, Gloucestershire 2pts

Match scorecard

Gareth Roderick hit 152 not out to frustrate Kent as Gloucestershire closed on 307-9, chasing 399 to win.

Two quick declarations set-up a third-day run-chase but the visitors soon collapsed to 41-4 before lunch.

It was 138-6 when Roderick was joined by Tom Smith and the former marched to a maiden career century as they put on 109 before Charlie Shreck removed Smith and David Payne in quick succession.

But Gloucestershire stood firm and the game goes into a fourth day.


BBC Radio Kent's Peter Guise:

"The paying public were treated to a day of very competitive cricket.

"A truly remarkable scenario was devised as both skippers were praised for taking the final day weather forecast into account and contriving the possibility of a positive result inside three days.

"As it is they will have to come back and dodge raindrops."

BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt:

"A strange day; the captains met before play and came up with an adventurous plan to force a result on day three with an horrendous forecast for the Saturday.

"Gloucestershire's premier batsmen let the side down but Gareth Roderick doubled his career best in showing his senior players that the target would have possible if someone else had contributed a big score.