Sam Billings plays the pull

Sussex v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Hove

Blake and Billings see off Sussex

Young guns Sam Billings and Alex Blake led the way with the bat as Kent crushed Sussex by seven wickets in front of a Hove full house

Ryan Harris opened his wicket tally for the Ashes tour

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 3rd day

Harris fights to regain his place

Ryan Harris rates Australia's pace battery well ahead of the equivalent set of fast men who came to England in 2013. The fact he may well be missing from the XI for the first Test in Cardiff is a fair indicator of why

Mitchell Johnson bowled some rapid spells

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 2nd day

Johnson fires up but Watson, Marsh miss out

Where Mitchell Johnson signalled his intent to again dent England neither Shane Watson nor Mitchell Marsh were able to push ahead as the allrounder most likely to take a pivotal place in Australia's first Test X


Olly Stone celebrates a wicket

Northamptonshire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, 3rd day

Hostile Stone rushes Kent to heavy defeat

Olly Stone bowled one of the fastest spells of the season as Kent were twice bundled out in less than 45 overs at Northampton


Muhammad Azharullah removed Gloucestershire's top three

Northamptonshire v Kent, LV= County Championship Div Two, Wantage Rd, 2nd day

Azharullah leads Kent rout before visitors' fightback

The summer solstice must have seemed even longer to Kent than normal, as they put themselves under pressure in their against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road as Rory Kleinveldt and Azharullah both took five-wicket hauls to bowl them out for just 140.