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Much better day for Kent’s Dickson

PUBLISHED: 20:30 21 June 2018

Kent's Sean Dickson celebrates scoring a century (pic Mike Egerton/PA)

Kent's Sean Dickson celebrates scoring a century (pic Mike Egerton/PA)

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Kent century-maker Sean Dickson admitted the first two days of their County Championship Division Two match with Warwickshire had been totally different at Tunbridge Wells.

After seeing 20 wickets fall on the first day, with Kent dismissing the visitors for 125 after making 197 themselves, bat dominated ball on Thursday.

And Dickson (133) and Joe Denly (119) saw Kent reach 359-6, to put themselves in a strong position to push for victory.

Dickson said: “These were two polar opposite opening days; when 20 wickets fall yesterday and only six today and we’re not quite sure why that is.

“I had some good balls at the start there, but it was my day today, whereas yesterday I lasted four deliveries.

“Joe and I like to break batting records, we enjoy batting with each other. A few glove punches and a little chat, we keep it simple, there’s no pressure and he’s great to bat with.

“It was much easier for batting today and tougher to take wickets, but the one trend we can see is that’s this is a new ball pitch. They took the second new ball late on today and went bang, bang,picking up two quick wickets.

“It will be hard for us to take another 10 wickets to win this once we make them bat again, but as long as there’s plenty still in the pitch for the new ball then we’ll back ourselves to do it.

“We need to get three or four early wickets when we do put them in and give ourselves plenty of time to chip away at the rest.”

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