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Mike Denness 1940-2013

Gracious captain; Kent legend

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

Kent v Yorkshire, Canterbury, 3rd day

Harmison a willing convert to Kent

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

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 2nd day

Walters sets up Glamorgan for victory

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

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 2nd day

Glamorgan bed in on cold evening

Barely 100 hardy souls witnessed the closing overs of the second day of Kent's experimental championship clash against Glamorgan

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 1st day

Few spectators to witness pink ball experiment

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

Surrey v Essex, Whitgift School, 4th day

Essex draw despite stumble

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

Surrey v Essex, Whitgift School, 3rd day

Surrey's batsmen cash in as match meanders

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

Surrey v Essex, Whitgift School, 2nd day

Hamilton-Brown responds to Napier onslaught

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