Pies­ley makes his­tory

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

There was a historic mile­stone as Kent 2nds drew their Cham­pi­onship game against MCC Uni­ver­si­ties at New­close CC last Thurs­day. Chris Pies­ley was given out han­dled ball for 34 in Kent’s sec­ond in­nings – just the sec­ond time in Cham­pi­onship cricket that a Kent player had been dis­missed in this way. Five of the seven wick­ets to fall were via dif­fer­ent meth­ods as Kent were thwarted eight runs short of vic­tory. The first and only pre­vi­ous player to be given out han­dled ball was Ge­orge Ben­nett against Sus­sex at Hove in 1872. For­mer Kent star Steve Waugh was fa­mously dis­missed in the same man­ner for Aus­tralia against In­dia in Chan­nai in 2001. Mean­while Adam Ri­ley skip­pered the Kent 2nds in their lat­est Cham­pi­onship clash with Es­sex 2nds at Hal­stead on Tues­day.

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