A bit­ter pill to swal­low for fans

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

WHILE there was prob­a­bly an air of in­evitabil­ity, af­ter so many “what might have beens”, that Kent would lose their fi­nal game of the sea­son to the newly-crowned county cham­pi­ons, Durham, the man­ner in which they suc­cumbed, in front of their own sup­port­ers and their sub­se­quent rel­e­ga­tion to Divi­sion 2, leaves a de­cid­edly bit­ter pill to swal­low. Though Durham were for­tu­nate in hav­ing the ser­vices of Eng­land pace­man Steve Harmi­son, he along with team-mate Paul Colling­wood, was some­times away on Test duty. And Durham’s well-earned ti­tle win was based largely on team-work, as op­posed to just hav­ing a group of tal­ented in­di­vid­u­als. The in­quests and re­crim­i­na­tions over Kent’s demise will now be­gin. But in racing terms they sim­ply lost far too much ground at the start and never had the stay­ing power to mount a fi­nal chal­lenge. In ad­di­tion to which far too many ex­tras cost dear in far too many matches. Mike Claughton, Maid­stone Road, Ash­ford.

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