Academy graduate Ollie Robinson hit a superb double hundred as Kent dominated day one of their Second XI Championship match against Middlesex at The County Ground, Beckenham.
The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman opened the batting and shared stands of 113 with triallist Don Manuwelege (72) and 185 with Academy scholar Kashif Ali (81) as the Middlesex attack toiled on a warm day at Kent’s second home.
Kent captain Adam Riley had no hesitation in opting to bat first after winning the toss in perfect batting condition on a flat pitch.
Australian opener Ben Manenti was the only wicket to fall in the morning session before former Middlesex and MCC Young Cricketer Manuwelege accelerated in the afternoon.
The Sri-Lankan born batsman recorded his maiden Second XI half-century and fellow MCC Young Cricketer Kashif Ali reached his fifth second XI half-century before Robinson recorded his highest second XI score.
He reached three figures with a straight six off the spinner Birts and drove Ravi Patel past mid-off to the boundary to reach his double hundred as Kent passed 400.