Kent v Gloucestershire: Match drawn after washout

LV CC Division Two, The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence

Kent 460 & 4-0 dec drew with Gloucestershire 80-0 dec & 307-9

Kent 7pts, Gloucestershire 5pts

Match scorecard

Unlucky Kent were denied a season's double over Gloucestershire as rain washed out the final day at Canterbury.

The home side only needed one wicket to clinch victory, with Gloucestershire 307-9 and 92 short of their target.

But there was no let-up in the weather and the umpires decided in mid-afternoon that no play was possible.

Gloucestershire's Gareth Roderick was left unbeaten on 152, a maiden first-class century featuring 19 fours, with last man Liam Norwell nought not out.

The result left Kent next to bottom of the table, with last month's two-wicket victory at Cheltenham still their only success of the season.

The promotion-chasing visitors, meanwhile, remained in fourth place, with 32 points to make up on Northants in second and only four games to play.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Kent's Peter Guise:

"The apocalyptic forecast rain for the final day duly arrived in Canterbury vindicating the decision of the two skippers to try and get the game finished inside three days.

"That almost happened but Kent were left praying to the weather gods that the rain might relent so that they could take one more Gloucestershire wicket to secure a second County Championship win of the summer.

"Those prayers weren't answered! Cricket can be so frustrating on occasions!"