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Winners and losers - the story of the Blast group stages

Aug 20, 2018: Ahead of the Vitality Blast quarter-finals later this week, we take a look at some of the influential figures so far

Matt Roller and David Hopps

County news

Matt Coles joins County Champions Essex

Oct 4, 2017: Matt Coles admitted he had a "heavy heart" about leaving Kent but felt the opportunity to play Division One cricket was too good an opportunity to miss

George Dobell

Worcestershire v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div Two, New Road, Day 2

Clarke century soothes Worcestershire in anxious times

Jun 20, 2017: Joe Clarke's century was yet more vindication of Worcestershire's excellent youth policy. But is their season in danger of unravelling?

George Dobell at New Road

Sussex v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Hove, 2nd day

Gidman 99* - but it's the point that counts as tension mounts

Sep 1, 2016: Will Gidman was left stranded on 99 not out but he and Matt Coles ensured Kent picked up the fifth batting bonus point they desperately wanted

David Hopps at Hove

Kent v Worcestershire, Specsavers Champipnship Div 2, Canterbury, 1st day

Claydon and Billings combine to hand Kent control

Aug 3, 2016: Sam Billings became only the second Kent wicketkeeper to take seven catches in an innings while paceman Mitch Claydon bagged his best championship figures for the county

ECB Reporters Network

England news

Computer says yes as Coles is named for North-South fixtures

Aug 3, 2016: A computerised rankings system has gone where the selectors have been reluctant to tread, by offering Kent's troubled allrounder, Matt Coles, an opportunity to make his case for England's one-day squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire v Kent, Royal London Cup, South Group, Ageas Bowl

Denly ton follows Coles six in Kent stroll

Jul 26, 2016: Daniel Bell-Drummond and Joe Denly set Kent on their way to a five-wicket win over Hampshire in the Royal London Cup to boost their quarter-final hopes

ECB Reporters Network

County news

Coles' behaviour investigated by Kent

Jun 27, 2016: Matt Coles, Kent's roistering allrounder, has taken another downturn as the county considers how best to deal with his conduct during a Championship match in Cardiff last week

David Hopps

Essex v Kent, Royal London Cup, South Group, Chelmsford

Bopara finds form to answer Coles' fightback

Jun 15, 2016: Ravi Bopara scrambled some white-ball form as Essex defied Matt Coles' fightback for Kent by chasing down 286 with five balls to spare

ECB Reporters Network

Derbyshire v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Derby, 1st day

Madsen ton leads revival after Coles burst

May 22, 2016: Wayne Madsen and Neil Broom made it Derbyshire's day after Matt Coles had given Kent an excellent start to the Division Two match at Derby

ECB Reporters Network

County news

Kent call Coles' two-match ban 'disproportionate'

May 6, 2016: Kent all-rounder Matt Coles has been suspended for two Championship matches by an ECB disciplinary commission

ESPNcricinfo staff

Surrey v Kent, Royal London Cup QF, Kia Oval

Coles gives Surrey fright after Roy's hundred

Aug 27, 2015: Surrey survived an extraordinary maiden hundred from Matt Coles and a last-wicket stand of 64 - to which Coles' partner Matt Hunn contributed a single run - to progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup

Alan Gardner

Kent v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Canterbury

Lancashire progress after dramatic tie

Aug 15, 2015: Lancashire will appear at their sixth Finals Day after they beat Kent by virtue of losing fewer wickets after the sides managed 142 apiece off their 20 overs

Paul Edwards at Canterbury

Leicestershire v Kent, LV= County Championship Div Two, Grace Rd, 3rd day

Coles completes 10-for in Kent breeze

Jul 7, 2015: Kent lifted themselves off the bottom of the County Championship by completing their second victory of the season by beating Leicestershire by eight wickets at Grace Road.


Leicestershire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 1st day

Hot Coles takes six as Leics stumble

Jul 5, 2015: A pitch almost as green as the outfield made Kent captain Sam Northeast's decision to bowl first a simple one, and he would have been satisfied after his side bowled Leicestershire out for just 159


Kent v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Canterbury, 1st day

Coles' five-wicket surge leaves Derbyshire staggering

Jun 7, 2015: Matt Coles claimed five wickets in his opening spell as 17 wickets fell on the first day at Canterbury an followed another impressive display from Mark Fottitt

Tim Wigmore at Canterbury

Kent v Surrey, LV= County Championship, Division Two, Beckenham, 2nd day

Coles happy at home as Kent edge day

May 25, 2015:

Tim Wigmore at Beckenham

Gloucestershire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 2nd day

Haggett and Coles tip balance to Kent

May 19, 2015: Calum Haggett hit his maiden first-class half-century to help Kent to a first-innings lead over Gloucestershire on the second day of the Championship match at Bristol


Gloucestershire v Kent, LV= County Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 1st day

Coles and Stevens limit Gloucestershire

May 18, 2015: Peter Handscomb's third half-century in his last four LV=County Championship innings for Gloucestershire failed to stop Kent taking the upper hand on the opening day at Bristol.


Kent v Leicestershire, LV= County Championship Division Two, Canterbury, 1st day

Cosgrove makes hundred as Leicestershire begin well

May 3, 2015: Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove hit his first century of the summer to help the visitors recover from a sticky start during a rain-affected opening day against Kent in Canterbury.

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