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Kent v Glamorgan, County Championship, Canterbury

Kent reclaim the high ground after a season of 'no grumbling' pays off

Sep 20, 2018: A season that began amid uncertainty has culminated in a remarkable resurgence for one of the oldest and proudest clubs in the land

Alan Gardner at Canterbury

Middlesex v Kent, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Lord's

Sam Billings sees Kent home and ends Middlesex chances

Sep 12, 2018: Kent moved to the top of Division Two as it was confirmed that they have signed Nottinghamshsire seamer Matt Milnes

ECB Reporters Network

Kent v Northamptonshire, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Canterbury

Joe Denly and Matt Henry put Kent on course for victory

Sep 6, 2018: Kent played positively to make up for lost time although Richard Gleeson managed to follow Matt Henry with career-best figures

ECB Reporters Network

Kent v Essex, Vitality Blast, Canterbury

Sam Billings and Adam Milne keep Essex pinned to the bottom

Aug 2, 2018: Kent moved into second place in the Vitality Blast T20 South Group following their 28-run win over basement side Essex

ECB Reporters Network

Kent v Hampshire, Vitality Blast, South Group, Beckenham

Billings seals it for Kent - but it's Claydon who is soaking up the last-ball nerves

Jul 13, 2018: Sam Billings is back in form, but spare a though for Mitch Claydon as he faces last-ball pressure in 48 hours with bat and ball

ECB Reporters Network and ESPNcricinfo staff

Twenty20 Vision

Ed Pollock's world-record exploits delight Birmingham

Jul 12, 2018: Our snippets from the Vitality Blast include Carlos Brathwaite's laundry, a sound start by Afghanistan's spinners and why Jack Taylor's Viv Richards impression came off

Matt Roller and David Hopps

England news

Learning from MS Dhoni made IPL struggles worthwhile - Sam Billings

Jul 6, 2018: As a wicketkeeper-batsman who is now settling into his captaincy role at Kent, Billings said Dhoni's input and advice can only improve his game

Andrew Miller

Hampshire v Kent, Royal London Cup, Final, Lord's

Sam Billings critical of Sam Northeast booing: "I don't think that's fair at all"

Jun 30, 2018: James Vince, the Hampshire captain, praised Northeast's calmness in the situation and believed it probably served to spur him on to produce a significant innings

Andrew McGlashan

Hampshire v Kent, Royal London Cup, Final, Lord's

Rossouw hundred sets up Hampshire's route to the title

Jun 30, 2018: Sam Northeast was booed by Kent supporters but also played a key role as Hampshire made a record total for a domestic one-day final

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Hampshire v Kent, Royal London Cup final

Diplomatic James Vince sees Royal London Cup final as chance to make point to England selectors

Jun 29, 2018: Hampshire captain was dropped from Test side when he believes he was on the brink of a breakthrough

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Hampshire v Kent, Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Billings back in the fold in time for Lord's

Jun 29, 2018: Sam Billings is back in charge of a Kent side that has handled his absence as well as he would have ever dared imagine

Matt Roller

England news

Dawid Malan and Sam Billings cover for injured Ben Stokes

Jun 3, 2018: Stokes' hamstring injury picked up before the Test at Headingley means he will miss the Scotland ODI and at least the start of the Australia series

George Dobell

England news

Jos Buttler rested for Scotland ODI, Liam Plunkett returns as full-strength side faces Australia

May 30, 2018: Sam Billings takes Buttler's spot for the one-off match against Scotland but England have named a full-strength squad to face Australia

Andrew McGlashan

IPL 2018

How did the England dozen do at the IPL?

May 21, 2018: It was a record year for English participation in the IPL, but were the returns equally high? We break down their contributions, player by player

Alan Gardner

How slow can CSK keep starting before it hurts them?

Apr 19, 2018: Their batsmen aren't exactly explosive off the first ten deliveries they face. It hasn't hurt them yet this season, but can that last?

Jarrod Kimber

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Chennai

Agony, ecstasy, passion and pride: IPL returns to Chennai

Apr 11, 2018: A packed crowd at MA Chidambaram stadium experienced a cocktail of emotions, resulting in a win that was 'meant to be'

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Chennai

Billings brings out his best in unfamiliar role

Apr 10, 2018: Sam Billings has faced very few deliveries in the slog overs in his career, but he owned his finishing role on Tuesday

Varun Shetty

IPL auction 2018

Wood, Billings bought late; no deal for Morgan

Jan 28, 2018: Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales were among 16 England players who did not earn IPL deals

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Billings captaincy will spark scramble for Northeast signing

Jan 17, 2018: Paul Downton will also return as Kent's director of cricket as he tries to put his England misadventure behind him

David Hopps

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2017-18, Hobart

Billings and Sixers fall one six short of victory

Jan 8, 2018: Hobart Hurricanes claimed their third straight win, by the skin of their teeth, scraping past the winless Sydney Sixers in a last-ball thriller in Hobart

The Report by Alex Malcolm
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