Kent stumble to defeat
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Kent lost seven wickets for 89 runs on the final morning as Worcestershire wrapped up a 125-run win in their LV= County Championship Division Two match at New Road.
Charles Morris accounted for three of the remaining batsmen to fall as Kent slumped from their overnight 51 for three to 140 all out.
Morris finished with 3-31 while Gareth Andrew and Jack Shantry claimed another two apiece to end with 4-43 and 3-26 respectively.
Jubilant scenes on the Players Balcony pic.twitter.com/73PAQTYftI — Worcestershire CCC (@WorcsCCC) April 16, 2014
Kent needed to make a solid start to the day to lift hopes of reaching their 266-run target but Ben Harmison was trapped leg before by Shantry having added just one to his overnight nine.
That ended a 30-run stand with former West Indies batsman Brendan Nash, who followed when he flashed at a wide Shantry delivery and was well caught behind by Ben Cox, standing up, for 28.
Shaaiq Choudhry produced an even better catch to remove Darren Stevens, diving full length at midwicket to grasp a difficult chance off Andrew.
Morris gets his first New Road LVCC wicket. Tredwell bowled Morris for 1. Kent 101-7. 3 to go Worcestershire!!! — Worcestershire CCC (@WorcsCCC) April 16, 2014
Morris then struck twice in as many overs, bowling James Tredwell off-stump and having Sam Billings lbw, as all Kent hope evaporated.
Morris and Andrew accounted for Mitchell Claydon and Doug Bollinger respectively to end proceedings before lunch.