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Mike Denness 1940-2013

Gracious captain; Kent legend

Apr 20, 2013: With a strong work ethic and a moral compass that many a modern-day player would do well to follow, Mike Denness helped build and maintain the glory days of Kent cricket

Mark Pennell

Kent v Yorkshire, Canterbury, 3rd day

Harmison a willing convert to Kent

Apr 28, 2012: Kent's winter recruit Ben Harmison has arrived to put down roots in the garden of England and prove a point to his former paymasters at Durham

Mark Pennell at Canterbury

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 4th day

Glamorgan end with a flourish

Sep 15, 2011:

Mark Pennell at Canterbury

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 2nd day

Walters sets up Glamorgan for victory

Sep 14, 2011: Glamorgan will aim to finish the County Championship campaign on a high by securing only their second win on the road this season after reducing fellow Division Two strugglers Kent to 148 for 5

Mark Pennell at Canterbury

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 2nd day

Glamorgan bed in on cold evening

Sep 13, 2011: Barely 100 hardy souls witnessed the closing overs of the second day of Kent's experimental championship clash against Glamorgan

Mark Pennell at Canterbury

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 1st day

Few spectators to witness pink ball experiment

Sep 12, 2011: History was made in Canterbury as floodlit championship cricket with a pink ball came to the St Lawrence ground for the first time

Mark Pennell at Canterbury

Surrey v Essex, Whitgift School, 4th day

Essex draw despite stumble

May 21, 2011: Surrey's County Championship clash with second division rivals Essex petered out into a draw in Croydon, but not before Essex had flirted with the cricketing equivalent of hara-kiri

Mark Pennell at Whitgift School

Surrey v Essex, Whitgift School, 3rd day

Surrey's batsmen cash in as match meanders

May 20, 2011: A game that produced 1,000 runs inside eight sessions appears destined to finish as a tame, high-scoring draw after the captains of Surrey and Essex failed to reach any form of run-chase deal in Croydon

Mark Pennell at Whitgift School

Surrey v Essex, Whitgift School, 2nd day

Hamilton-Brown responds to Napier onslaught

May 19, 2011: The Surrey and Essex faithful came to Croydon to watch England star Kevin Pietersen bat, but left for home marvelling over Graham Napier's astonishing display of pyrotechnics

Mark Pennell at Whitgift School

Surrey v Essex, Whitgift School, 1st day

Tremlett and Cook make their mark

May 18, 2011:

Mark Pennell at Whitgift School

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 4th day

Mahmood five seals Kent victory

Aug 1, 2010: While Pakistan were being humbled at Trent Bridge, one of their former one-day stars Azhar Mahmood continued to roll back the years with a match-winning performance for Kent over Essex

Mark Pennell

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 3rd day

Carter's five cut through Kent

Jul 31, 2010: It was a day of notable role reversal for Kent old-boys David Masters and Matthew Walker, who marked their return to the St Lawrence ground with performances that nigh-on broke Kentish hearts

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Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 2nd day

Mark Pettini stands firm to keep Essex fighting

Jul 30, 2010: Former Essex captain Mark Pettini revealed a more tenacious side to his game in a ding-dong battle at the St Lawrence ground where the visitors edged to within 77 of avoiding the follow-on against Kent

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Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 1st day

Jones and van Jaarsveld make Essex pay

Jul 29, 2010: Injuries to Ravi Bopara and Maurice Chambers gave Kent a slightly unfair advantage on the opening day in Canterbury where the hosts closed on 360 for 6

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Essex v Lancashire, FP20 Q-F, Chelmsford

Pettini and Walker script Essex victory

Jul 27, 2010: Essex batting heroes Mark Pettini and Matthew Walker shared the Man-of- the-Match honours after a stunning second-wicket partnership worth 147

Mark Pennell at Chelmsford

Gladstone Small

Driving under the influence

May 30, 2010: When Botham asked for spikes of a different kind

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Romesh Kaluwitharana

Tiny Tim turns tyrant opener

May 16, 2010: How a wannabe medium-pacer was turned into a keeper by a priest

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County Championship Division Two

Self-belief has revived campaign - Fraser

May 13, 2010: Belief is the vital if intangible ingredient that, according to Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser, has helped turn around the club's disastrous start to the County Championship campaign

Mark Pennell

Surrey XI v Bangladeshis, The Oval, 3rd day

Afzaal lights up dour draw

May 10, 2010: The opening game of the Bangladeshi tour of England petered out into a chilly and predictable draw in SE11 where helicopter traffic over No10 Downing Street captured the attention as much as the cricket

Mark Pennell at The Oval

Surrey XI v Bangladeshis, The Oval, 2nd day

Jahurul and Ashraful find form for Bangladesh

May 10, 2010: When it comes to their respective heights, about a foot or so separates Bangladeshi batsmen Mohammad Ashraful and Jahurul Islam, yet in terms of Test experience the two stylish right-handers remain poles apart

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