KENT 226(84.3 OVERS)1ST INNINGS ESSEX 273(94.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS
|1st||4||T Westley||JC Mickleburgh|
|2nd||15||OA Shah||T Westley|
|3rd||16||OA Shah||ML Pettini|
|4th||20||ML Pettini||RN ten Doeschate|
Kent's seven-wicket defeat with four sessions to spare against Essex has virtually put paid to their faltering push for Championship promotion
Even if they were to win Friday night's jackpot on the Euromillions lottery, it is doubtful whether Kent could buy a championship win just now.
The Kent faithful supporting the opening day of this 161st Canterbury Week match with Essex left St Lawrence fearing their side's promotion push had all but run its course after seeing their hosts skittled by their lowly neighbours for 226.