Fifties for Jordan Cox and Jack Leaning assist guests recuperate from 38 for 3
Kent 309 for 7 (Robinson 84, Leaning 79, Cox 62) vs Northamptonshire
Ollie Robinson led the assault with a blistering 84 as Kent’s batsmen took the assault to Northamptonshire on day one of many LV= County Championship at Northampton. Jordan Cox and Jack Leaning additionally made half-centuries because the guests recovered from the lack of three early wickets to put up 309 for seven at stumps.
Veteran seamer Gareth Berg had made essentially the most of beneficial circumstances early on to account for England internationals Zak Crawley and Joe Denly in successive overs. Kent’s batsmen although discovered runs simpler to return by after lunch and went on the offensive, punishing something brief or broad with a flurry of boundaries.
Northamptonshire captain Adam Rossington would have been delighted after profitable the toss and being rewarded with the early wicket of his reverse quantity Daniel Bell-Drummond who fell lbw to Ben Sanderson within the seventh over. Berg then discovered late motion to entice Crawley to edge one behind, and bowled the skilled Denly to cut back Kent to 38 for 3.
Cox although, enjoying in solely his eighth first-class sport, supplied stout defence all through the morning and ensured Kent went into lunch with solely three wickets down.
Cox and Leaning resumed after the interval with a transparent intent to assault and displaying indicators of the shape and timing that introduced them a record-breaking stand of 423 in opposition to Sussex final summer time. On this event, their partnership had reached 89 when Cox fell to a shocking leaping catch on the midwicket boundary by Emilio Homosexual.
Leaning discovered one other keen accomplice in Robinson who shortly discovered his contact and the pair had already compiled a 50-run stand by the tea interval.
Leaning, who survived an attraction for lbw on 32, introduced up his half century with two boundaries in a single over off Rob Keogh, driving the spinner by way of the covers after which utilizing his toes to play him sweetly by way of mid-on. The pair had prolonged their partnership to 98 after tea when Leaning edged behind to present part-time bowler Homosexual his maiden first-class wicket.
Robinson, 22, continued to take pleasure in himself with Darren Stevens for firm within the last hour with the 44-year-old all rounder dispatching Sanderson for six over backward sq..
Ultimately, Robinson’s luck run out after 123 deliveries when he pulled Nathan Buck to deep sq. leg. Shortly afterwards, Buck claimed his third wicket of the day when Grant Stewart left the ball and was bowled.