Kent v Glamorgan: Nick Selman leads visitors to five wicket win

Nick Selman
Glamorgan batsman Nick Selman was born in Brisbane
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (day three):
Kent 302: Denly 152 & 115: Rouse 44; Hogan 6-43
Glamorgan 229 & 192-5: Selman 70; Stevens 3-53
Glamorgan (20 pts) beat Kent (6 pts) by five wickets

Glamorgan edged to a third Championship win of the season as they successfully chased 192 against Kent at Canterbury.

Nick Selman led the way with 70, sharing an opening stand of 96 with Connor Brown (33).

But Darren Stevens (3-53) set nerves jangling with three quick wickets, before David Lloyd (35 not out) saw them home with five wickets down.

Earlier, Michael Hogan finished with a career-best match haul of 10-87, as Kent were bowled out for 115.

Hogan claimed 6-43 in the innings as he and Lukas Carey (2-29) took two wickets each in the first session.

Stevens advanced his Championship tally to 62 wickets, a personal best for the 41-year-old, but it was quite not enough to haul Kent back into the game after the fine start given them by former Kent second XI player Selman.

Kent finish fifth in the table after a fine start to the season, with Glamorgan in seventh.

Meanwhile, Kent coach Matt Walker is to join the England staff for the T20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand in February.

Glamorgan batsman Nick Selman told BBC Sport Wales:

"It was good to get the win and to score a few here, I had a fair idea about the slope and all that, so a good way to end the season. Connor played really well to get us off, and we set up a platform for the other guys to finish it off.

"It's been a relatively good summer (902 first-class runs and four hundreds), a bit inconsistent which is frustrating but that's the way it goes opening.

"There's stuff I can work on in the off-season, then come back next year and build from this season."

Kent coach Matt Walker told BBC Radio Kent:

"We didn't really play well enough over the course of the three days though on day one, Joe Denly was outstanding.

"Last night Hogan bowled beautifully and caught us on the hop a bit, and we struggled to get back from there. There was fighting spirit from Rouse and Stevo (Darren Stevens), but it felt like the end-of-season blues.

"We wanted to finish on a high going into the last two games but we didn't get a chance at Chesterfield (with a wash-out) and it was a bit of a damp squib. The boys have put in a lot of effort this year though it hasn't really happened for us."