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LV=CC: Kent lead by 283 going into the final day at Chelmsford

Tuesday 11th May 2010

LV County Championship Division One
Essex v Kent
Chelmsford
10-13 May 2010

Kent first innings: 474 all out, 119.2 overs
Jones 135, Stevens 100, Northeast 65
ten Doeschate 4-77, Kaneria 2-124

Essex first innings: 341 all out, 108.2 overs
Westley 132, ten Doeschate 66, Godleman 45
Mahmood 5-63, Ntini 3-68, Cook 2-60

Kent second Innings: 150 for 5, 47.0 overs
Northeast 49*, Jones 36, Key 25
Wright 2-37, ten Doeschate 1-19, Kaneria 1-54

Kent go into the final day of their LV= County Championship match against Essex at Chelmsford with a lead of 283. The visitors will resume on 150 for five, with five second-innings wickets remaining.

After dismissing Essex for 341, Kent batted positively to extend their advantage to 133 runs.

Earlier in the day, Tom Westley’s 132, which equalled his career best, provided the backbone of the Essex innings after they had begun the day needing to reach 325 to avoid following on.

Westley and ten Doeschate largely ensured that happened, with a stand of 115, while all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was the pick of the Kent attack. He claimed five for 63 in 25.2 overs while Makhaya Ntini and Simon Cook took two wickets each.

Sam Northeast (pictured) then further outlined his undoubted ability. The 20 year-old resumes on 49, one run short of his second half century of the match.

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