Update: Lunch, Day 3 at The Nevill: Leicestershire 186-9

Friday 31st May 2013

Men’s First Team

Update: Lunch, Day 3 at The Nevill: Leicestershire 186-9

Kent will hope to wrap up the Leicestershire innings quickly after Lunch as the visitors go into the break on 186/9.

After a slow start to the morning, Darren Stevens continued his impressive bowling form in the matchafter he claimed his third wicket in the 30th over of the Leicestershire innings.

BenHarmisontook a great catch low to his right at gully to dismissShivThakorfor 30, and ending the foxes' 43-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

The following over, things got even better for Kent as Matthew Boyce edged the ball onto his own stumps off the bowling ofCallumHaggettfor 17 to leave the visitors 117/6.

Things then could and probably should have got better for the hosts whenJigarNaikwas dropped on 1 by Adam Riley at gully off ofHaggett, but Stevens then took his figures to4-24 with the first ball in histwelfthover.

The Kent all-rounder trapped captain Joshua Cobblbwfor just 2 to put Kent firmly in the driving seat at 123/7.

CharlieShreckthen came close to finding his second wicket of the innings afterNaik's inside edge took the ball inches past leg stump in the 49th over as the visitors looked to pick up a batting bonus point.

However,Shreckthen did add to his dismissal of opener Greg Smith on day one, after a great diving catch from Daniel Bell-Drummond at short mid-wicket dismissed Ollie Freckingham for 15 as Leicestershire moved to 155/8 ten minutes before lunch.

The visitors were then nine down just moments before the break asNaikedgedShreckto Matt Coles at second slip for 23 to leave them 160/9 from 53 overs.

Lunch was then delayed to allow Kent the opportunity to take the 10th and final wicket, but no.11 Robbie Williams seemed to ignore the script with two fine fours through the covers.

Despite that, the pair have put on Leicestershire's fourth highest partnership of the innings to frustrate the Tunbridge Wells crowd at The Nevill Ground as they look to orchestrate their way to a batting point for their side.

A Scott

Photo: Sarah Ansell