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Lancashire v Kent: Claydon and Billings help wrap up tail

Monday 27th April 2015

Men’s First Team

Mitch Claydon struck three times on the second morning to help Kent dismiss Lancashire for 444 in the LV= County Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford.

The Australian finished with figures of 4 for 103 after Darren Stevens (1/55 off 19 overs) removed debutant Jordan Clark with the first ball of the day, caught behind by Billings who claimed six first-innings catches.

The six dismissals equalled the record for a Kent wicketkeeper against Lancashire, set by Alan Knott at Folkestone in 1967.

Ivan Thomas (1/75 off 27 overs) was the most economical bowler and got just reward when he claimed the scalp of Australian Peter Siddle, pouched behind again by Billings for 12.

Lancashire wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Davies fell just before lunch, a run short of his maiden first-class century, as Claydon returned as he edged behind to Matt Coles (3/79) at slip.

Tom Bailey was next to go: top-edging Claydon to the grateful gloveman Billings for 21.

Tail-end resistance from Simon Kerrigan and Kyle Jarvis added 32 for the final wicket before Billings got his sixth catch of the innings off Claydon to end the morning session.

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More photos from the match are available on Luke Adams' blog>>>