A bitter pill to swallow for fans
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.