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Stevens hits a century but Kent struggle on day two

Tuesday 27th April 2010

Lancashire v Kent
LV= County Championship Division One
Day two match report

Lancashire 1st innings
320 all out, 97.3 overs
Prince 115, Croft 93, Chapple 27
Stevens 4-44, Ntini 3-46, van Jaarsveld 1-38

Kent 1st Innings
213 all out, 60.5 overs
Stevens 101 not out, Coles 33, Jones 25
Mahmood 5-55, Chapple 3-45, Smith 2-49

Lancashire 2nd Innings
68 for 3, 16.0 overs
Moore 38
Ntini 2-24

Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens (pictured) starred with the bat on day two as Kent“s top order struggled at Old Trafford. Batting at six, Stevens was the mainstay of the innings with an unbeaten century and shared a stand of 92 for the eighth wicket with Matt Coles (33), as Kent reached 213.

Replying to Lancashire’s first-innings 320, the visitors were in real danger of following on at 97-7 before Stevens and Coles got to work. Wicketkeeper Geraint Jones hit 25 while England fast-bowler Saj Mahmood was the pick of the home attack, claiming 5-55.

Lancashire then increased their lead to 175 as they reached 68-3 at the close.

Picture: Sarah Ansell