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Daniel Bell-Drummond becomes Kent’s third triple centurion

Kent batter Daniel Bell-Drummond has become the third man to score 300 or more runs in one innings for Kent, after amassing 300 not out against Northamptonshire in Northampton.

The right-hander added 94 runs to his previous first-class best score, 206* against Loughborough MCCU in 2016, to reach 300* on Day Three at The County Ground Northampton, having reached a century in 178 balls, 200 in 314 balls, & his 300 stand in 439 deliveries, spending a total of 531 minutes batting across all three days of the LV= Insurance County Championship match so far.

The Kent Cricket Academy product joins Bill Ashdown, who recorded two triple hundreds in his first-class career (332 vs. Essex in 1934 & 305* vs. Derbyshire in 1935) & Sean Dickson, who made 318 against Northamptonshire at The County Ground, Beckenham in 2017.

Bell-Drummond now has Kent’s fourth-highest first-class score of all time, behind the aforementioned Ashdown & Dickson, but ahead of the likes of Kent icon Les Ames (295 vs. Gloucestershire in 1933) & current Men’s Head Coach, Matt Walker, who scored 275 not out against Somerset at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in 1996.

It is now the fifth highest score of all time at the County Ground, Northampton, & the highest from any opposition player.

His 300 included 26 fours & one six, and ended with the 29-year-old carrying his bat through the innings – batting alongside every other Kent cricketer in the Playing XI.

Somerset’s Sean Dickson, who scored 318 for Kent against Northamptonshire at The County Ground, Beckenham in 2017, said: “It’s fantastic to see ‘Deebs’ get to 300.

“I still stay in contact with Daniel on a regular basis. It’s so well deserved – with the amount of time and hard work he puts in, I’m over the moon for him.

“I know he’s a very popular guy in the Kent dressing room so this will be celebrated sufficiently!”