On a day when young, top-order batsmen shone for their respective clubs, Zak Crawley hit a fluent 56 not out to give Kent the advantage on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Glamorgan in Canterbury.
Kent’s promotion drive in the Specsavers County Championship moves to the Home of Cricket from Monday when Sam Billings’ side take on Middlesex in a crucial Division Two encounter over four days at Lord’s.
An assured innings of 46 from Keaton Jennings and a captain’s cameo of 30 not out by Dane Vilas proved enough for Lancashire to land a six-wicket win over Kent in a low-scoring Vitality Blast quarter-final in Canterbury on Thursday night.
Overcast conditions and a lively pitch ensured the bowlers were very much on top as the first day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Leicestershire and Kent ended with honours approximately even.
Kent all-rounder Grant Stewart blasted a maiden first-class century from only 71 balls to leave Middlesex with a mountain to climb at the mid-point of their pink ball Specsavers County Championship clash at Canterbury.
Second-innings centuries by Sean Dickson and Joe Denly helped Kent to build a potentially game-defining lead of 431 runs as the hosts closed on day two of their top-of-the-table Specsavers County Championship clash with Warwickshire on an impressive 359-6.
Twenty wickets fell on a highly dramatic opening day at Tunbridge Wells, with Specsavers County Championship Division Two leaders Warwickshire dismissing second-placed Kent for 197 before themselves crumbling to 125 in reply after tea.
Heino Kuhn and Joe Denly hit centuries as Kent secured their fifth successive Royal London One-day Cup win and their second high-scoring victory in Beckenham within 72 hours by sweeping aside Gloucestershire to triumph by seven wickets.
Kent’s acting captain Joe Denly starred with ball and then bat to help Spitfires open their Royal London One-day cup win account with a four-wicket victory over Glamorgan with 11 balls to spare in Canterbury.
Neighbours Kent and Sussex exchanged blows in amongst the second-day showers in Canterbury where the hosts reached 125-4 to secure an edge at the mid-point of this engaging Specsavers County Championship clash.
Kent’s New Zealand strike bowler Matt Henry continued his stunning, early-season form by taking 3-24 to leave second-placed Sussex struggling on 69-4 as 14 wickets fell on the opening day of this Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash in Canterbury.