In memory of Keith Newbery the flag at Newclose was at half mast throughout the three days of the recent ECB First Class Counties Championship match between MCC Universities and Kent 2nd XI.
The match ended in a draw, after any one of four results had seemed possible late on the final day. Kent’s exciting but unsuccessful run chase took them to within 8 runs of victory with 3 wickets remaining. Earlier Kent’s fast bowler Matt Hunn had taken 5 for 44 to reduce MCC to 84 for 7 in their second innings, before their lower order batsmen took the total to 219, setting Kent 153 to win in 27 overs.
MCC Universities v Kent 2nd XI at Newclose – Tue. 5th to Thur. 7th August
MCC Universities – 207 & 219
Kent 2nd XI – 274 & 145-7