Despite some good individual performances, Kent Second X1 were beaten by four wickets in their championship match against Hampshire at Folkestone Cricket Club, after there were four declarations in the match.
After losing the final mornings play to the rain, Kent set Hampshire a target of 283 to win in 66 overs and the visitors reached their target with four overs to spare. In their first innings, Kent declared on 320 for 7, with skipper Adam Rouse making 91, Kent Academy student Sam Burgess reaching 54 and Marcus O Riordan getting 44.
Hampshire then responded by closing their innings on 278 for 6, 42-runs behind the Kent score. Justin Watson took 2 for 28 and Calum Haggett, who had his first bowl of the season after recovering from injury, eased himself back with a short four over spell.
Kent then declared their second innings on 240 for 8 with Burgess getting his second half century of the match, 58, and Darren Stevens, playing only as a batsman scored 46.
Harry Came, who was a regular member of Kent’s Second team last season, is now playing for Hampshire and hit 66 as they chased their target and an unbeaten 82 not out by Bradley Taylor made sure of his sides victory.