Records tumble at Tunbridge Wells

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Men’s First XI

Records tumble at Tunbridge Wells

Several landmarks were achieved at Tunbridge Wells as Kent's batsmen plundered more than 600 runs before dismissing Essex twice in three days for a thumping maximum-points win at the Nevill Ground.

Centuries for Ben Harmison and Sam Billings were followed by career-best figures for Calum Haggett and Matt Hunn to give Kent a 3-2 lead in the battle for the Mike Denness Challenge Shield.

Here are some of the stats behind the record win against our neighbours…

633/8 declared

Biggest Kent total on home soil

Third highest ever Kent innings total (highest: 803-4d v Essex, Brentwood (1934) & 652-7d v Middlesex, Uxbridge (2009).

Second highest LV= County Championship total in 2015 (highest: Lancs 698/5d v Glamorgan, Colwyn Bay)

An innings and 207 runs win

Most decisive win in LV= County Championship in 2015

Second most decisive result at Tunbridge Wells (best: innings & 294 runs v Warwickshire, 1928)

Fifth most decisive result of all time (best: innings & 314 runs v Gloucestershire, Catford, 1909)

Career-best performances

Calum Haggett 4/43 in 2nd inns and 7/97 in match

Tournament best for Sam Billings (100*) and Matt Hunn (4/47)

Season records

50th LV= County Championship wicket for Darren Stevens

Five firstinnings dismissals by Sam Billings, season-best (6 in match, joint-best with Lancs at Old Trafford)

Kent face Essex at Tunbridge Wells on Sunday (24 July) in the opening match in the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup.

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