Harry Podmore and Joe Denly each struck three times to inspire Kent to victory in a thrilling advert for Specsavers County Championship cricket at Tunbridge Wells.
The hosts closed the gap at the top of Division Two with a 19-point win gained with 27.5 overs to spare after 20 wickets fell on day one.
The Bears resisted for much of the morning session led by the indefatigable Ian Bell, whose 172 frustrated the Kent attack.
Former Surrey protege Dominic Sibley struck nine boundaries in a nuggety 104 before Podmore’s struck with the second new ball as the opener edged to Kuhn at second slip.
The Kent seamer then accounted for Bell’s former Test teammate Jonathan Trott, who nicked behind to ‘keeper Adam Rouse for a five-ball duck in his next over.
Bell was the next to fall, trapped LBW by Ivan Thomas shortly after lunch as the seamers stymied the runs from both ends.
Adam Hose carried the counter-attack playing sensibly to reach his fourth first-class fifty before tea before falling as Joe Denly (3/24) took three wickets in six balls to polish off the tail.
Kent are back in Championship action at 2pm on Monday (25 June) with a day-night match against Middlesex at The Spitfire Ground.