Hogan and Rees keep Glamorgan in the hunt
MICHAEL Hogan and Gareth Rees combined to give Glamorgan a chance of an unlikely victory over Kent going into day three of their LV= County Championship clash in Cardiff.
Aussie seamer Hogan finished with figures of six for 65 to ensure the visitors managed a lead of just 17 runs on first innings, then Rees took centre stage with a valuable half-century as the home side finished on 237 for seven — a lead of 220 runs.
Resuming on 102-5, Kent were quickly undone by Hogan, who trapped top-scorer Daniel Bell-Drummond leg before for 78 before wrapping up the tail.
Hogan has enjoyed an outstanding first season at the Welsh county and yesterday took his tally to 61 first-class scalps to take him top of the tree as the leading wicket-taker in championship cricket.
With the bowlers continuing to dominate, the procession of wickets showed no danger of slowing in the afternoon session. Will Bragg fell for 11, leg before to Mark Davies, then Murray Goodwin followed two balls later, edging behind to Geraint Jones, who took a smart diving catch.
Chris Cooke joined Rees at the crease and the pair put on 67 for the third wicket, with the South Africa-born player producing some punishing boundaries. However, on 35, Cooke was caught at bat pad off the bowling of young off-spinner Adam Riley.
Rees completed his half-century off 92 balls, but shortly after became a victim of Calum Haggett with former Ashes hero Jones snapping up another catch.
Glamorgan's lower order, though, continued to build a useful advantage with Ben Wright (37), Jim Allenby (29) and Mark Wallace (29) all making crucial contributions to leave the match delicately poised with two days to play.