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Lack of fans upsets Kent chairman

Kent's relegation was confirmed when Martin Saggers was bowled by Steve Harmison
Martin Saggers was the last Kent batsman to fall on Saturday

Chairman George Kennedy was disappointed with the amount of support Kent received in their final game as they were relegated from Division One.

Kent went into the final day with five wickets remaining against Durham.

But they lost after just over an hour's play, and Durham were later crowned champions after Nottinghamshire lost.

"I am extremely disappointed our supporters didn't bother to come and encourage us on an absolutely crucial day," Kennedy told BBC Radio Kent.

You tend to remember the last month of the season and the last month is not one I look back at with many fond memories

Kent captain Rob Key
""I am a life member and I would encourage more people to join and support us.

For those who did come today, I want to give them a huge thank-you. For those who didn't I am quite disappointed."

Captain Rob Key said there was a fine line between a good season and a bad one, as Kent lost two one-day finals and were one match away from promotion in the Pro40.

He told BBC Radio Kent: "It wouldn't have taken much to be the best season I have ever had at Kent.

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"We could have hit three runs off two balls in the Twenty20 final to win that, and batted better in the Friends Provident Final or won the toss and bowled.

"All of a sudden we would have won two trophies which is as many as I have won in my whole career at Kent.

"You tend to remember the last month of the season and the last month is not one I look back at with many fond memories."

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Durham seal title as Kent go down
27 Sep 08 |  Counties


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