Derbyshire restrict Kent to 379 on second morning in Canterbury

Kent captain Sam Northeast was dismissed nine short of a maiden double hundred as Derbyshire restricted the hosts to a first innings of 379 on the second morning of their Specsavers County Championship match in Canterbury.

Monday, 27th June 2016, 1:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:10 pm
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Northeast improved upon his career best but, with his score on 191, he was caught at long-on when attempting to clear the ropes against spinner Chesney Hughes. He batted for over six hours, faced 266 balls and hit 22 fours.

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Kent also lost James Tredwell (12) and Mitch Claydon (4) in the opening hour as the hosts missed out on a fifth batting bonus point by 21 runs. Tony Palladino finished with four for 76, while Will Davis bagged three for 86 before limping off mid-over having injured himself when trying to gather in the ball in his follow-through.

Derbyshire openers Hamish Rutherford and Billy Godleman batted for an hour through to lunch and had few alarms in posting 47 without loss from 17 overs.