Glamorgan v Kent: Hogan helps Welsh county take initiative

LV= County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium

Close, day one: Kent 236-8 v Glamorgan

Glamorgan 2pts, Kent 1pt

Match scorecard

Glamorgan enjoyed a productive day in the field as Kent stumbled to 236-8 in their Championship game at Cardiff.

The visitors began well as Rob Key (63) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (39) shared an opening partnership of 74.

But wickets fell regularly after Andrew Salter removed Bell-Drummond and Championship debutant Fabian Cowdrey.

Kent slumped to 157-6 before Adam Ball (42) and Ben Harmison (33) led a partial recovery, but both fell to paceman Michael Hogan (3-65).

Neither side is in the promotion picture at present, having won only one of their opening seven games.

However, it was a proud moment for Cowdrey as he became the third generation of his family to take the field in a Championship match for Kent, following grandfather Colin, father Chris, both former England captains, and uncle Graham.

He went in at number three but his innings only lasted 21 deliveries before he was caught at short leg off Salter for nine.

Bad light eventually ended play four overs early after Hogan had bowled Ball with a delivery that nipped back off the pitch and Harmison was caught by Will Bragg at short mid-wicket.