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Cullinan strikes classy half-century for Kent

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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London: South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan struck a classy 57 for Kent on his Championship debut for the county on the first day of its First Division match against Somerset at Taunton. The stroke player looked in prime form with 10 fours in his fifty. But on 57 he mistimed a drive off Jason Kerr to give Jamie Grove a straightforward catch at mid-off. Kent finished the day on 312 for five thanks mainly to opener David Fulton's third century of the season and he justified the decision of Kent captain Matthew Fleming to bat first by finishing the day on 138 not out. Meanwhile New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming carried on form his century at Bristol on Saturday with an unbeaten 63 for Middlesex against Durham in a Second Division match at the Riverside. His fifty came off 97 balls and he shared a stand of 97 in 25 overs with England prospect Owais Shah. At the close 22-year-old Shah was 86 not out, his fifty coming off 129 balls. In other Second Division matches Hampshire reached 122 for two against Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire were 41 for one against Warwickshire. Rain meant no play was possible in the First Division matches between Essex and Yorkshire, Lancashire and Glamorgan and Surrey vs Leicestershire while the Second Division fixture between Worcestershire and Derbyshire also suffered a first day washout. AFP

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