Tredwell praises last pair
Skipper James Tredwell paid tribute to last-wicket pair Calum Haggett and Charlie Shreck for their role in helping Kent to their first win of the championship season.
Kent’s attack only took six wickets while conceding 799 runs in 182 overs on a good batting track at Cheltenham but Haggett claimed 3-87 in the opening innings and he then linked up with Shreck to see Kent over the line with the bat.
Shreck his three fours in his 16 not out while Haggett hit the winning boundary off Craig Miles as they put on an unbeaten 21 to ensure that Brendan Nash did not need to return after retiring through heat exhaustion.
Tredwell, whose departure made it 390-8 and brought the bowlers together, said: “Calum was probably the calmest bloke in the dressing room and Shrecky has an old head on his shoulders, he’s seen a few situations like that before.
“His batting his come on since he’s been here and he strikes a few boundaries. Three or four good shots over the top got us home. There were a few tense moments but we were pretty confident.”
Tredwell added: “Haggett has done it all year for us. He’s a solid lad, his temperament is excellent and his attitude to training is first class.”
VITAL ROLE: Charlie Shreck