• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Billings b Claydon
    116
    306
    248
    14
    0
    46.77
    c Riley b Claydon
    8
    20
    17
    2
    0
    47.05
    c †Billings b Harmison
    162
    383
    294
    13
    1
    55.10
    b Claydon
    10
    23
    19
    2
    0
    52.63
    c †Billings b Stevens
    46
    67
    53
    5
    1
    86.79
    b Riley
    6
    30
    17
    0
    0
    35.29
    c Stevens b Harmison
    20
    20
    15
    2
    0
    133.33
    c Nash b Claydon
    5
    38
    16
    0
    0
    31.25
    c Bollinger b Riley
    0
    3
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    lbw b Claydon
    30
    23
    21
    5
    1
    142.85
    not out
    6
    9
    12
    1
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    31 (b 10, lb 7, nb 14)
    TOTAL
    440 all out (118 Overs, RR: 3.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (NLJ Browne, 5.1 ov), 2-267 (T Westley, 81.3 ov), 3-283 (JD Ryder, 87.2 ov), 4-361 (JS Foster, 103.2 ov), 5-373 (RS Bopara, 104.4 ov), 6-399 (RN ten Doeschate, 108.6 ov), 7-399 (BT Foakes, 109.2 ov), 8-399 (MS Panesar, 109.5 ov), 9-433 (TS Mills, 115.2 ov), 10-440 (DD Masters, 117.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DE Bollinger2266703.0403
    ME Claydon2728253.0304
    DI Stevens2868613.0700
    AJ Ball1215404.5000
    AEN Riley2219924.5000
    BP Nash31903.0000
    BW Harmison402626.5000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 7 Jun - day 1 - Kent 1st innings 344/7 (ME Claydon 20*, AEN Riley 4*, 96 ov)
  • Sun, 8 Jun - day 2 - Essex 1st innings 253/1 (T Westley 114*, RS Bopara 112*, 78 ov)
  • Mon, 9 Jun - day 3 - Kent 2nd innings 35/0 (DJ Bell-Drummond 12*, RWT Key 17*, 15 ov)
  • Tue, 10 Jun - day 4 - Kent 2nd innings 255/8d (91 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Bell-Drummond buckles down

    Kent earned the draw that had looked odds-on the night before but could so easily have eluded them once the visitors scented blood during a morning session of pressure cricket that was wonderful to watch

  • Bonus points dash costs Essex

    Essex's limited-overs style pursuit of 400 cost them any chance of establishing a daunting first-innings lead over Kent

  • Bopara, Westley answer coach's call

    Ravi Bopara and Tom Westley both recorded unbeaten centuries as Essex made a strong statement in reply to Kent's first-innings 387

  • Time is of the essence for Mills

    Time-keeping has been a bit of an issue for Essex of late. So when Tymal Mills trotted onto the field some 80 minutes after his colleagues, a few in the crowd may have wondered whether another disciplinary ruling could be expected.