Tred­well praises last pair

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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

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