• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    lbw b Haggett
    30
    35
    35
    5
    0
    85.71
    c †Billings b Hunn
    3
    15
    13
    0
    0
    20.00
    c & b Hunn
    77
    114
    143
    14
    0
    67.54
    c Northeast b Stevens
    42
    99
    145
    3
    1
    42.42
    c Denly b Claydon
    24
    51
    70
    2
    0
    47.05
    c †Billings b Stevens
    54
    96
    109
    7
    0
    56.25
    c †Billings b Stevens
    6
    24
    38
    0
    0
    25.00
    c & b Haggett
    11
    32
    44
    2
    0
    34.37
    c †Billings b Haggett
    5
    13
    11
    1
    0
    38.46
    c †Billings b Stevens
    0
    11
    14
    0
    0
    0.00
    not out
    0
    2
    7
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 4, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    260 all out (81.5 Overs, RR: 3.17)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (JC Mickleburgh, 5.1 ov), 2-38 (NLJ Browne, 10.4 ov), 3-149 (T Westley, 41.1 ov), 4-163 (RS Bopara, 46.4 ov), 5-204 (JD Ryder, 58.5 ov), 6-240 (JS Foster, 69.2 ov), 7-253 (RN ten Doeschate, 75.4 ov), 8-260 (DD Masters, 78.4 ov), 9-260 (GR Napier, 80.4 ov), 10-260 (JA Porter, 81.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ME Claydon2006813.4011
    MD Hunn1937824.1010
    CJ Haggett1645433.3700
    DI Stevens23.5123741.5500
    JC Tredwell301906.3300
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Denly b Hunn
    1
    2
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    b Hunn
    9
    19
    19
    2
    0
    47.36
    c †Billings b Haggett
    22
    44
    69
    5
    0
    50.00
    c Northeast b Haggett
    5
    14
    20
    1
    0
    35.71
    c Hunn b Tredwell
    29
    28
    30
    4
    1
    103.57
    lbw b Stevens
    27
    35
    48
    4
    0
    77.14
    c Tredwell b Hunn
    24
    63
    76
    4
    1
    38.09
    not out
    35
    45
    60
    4
    1
    77.77
    c sub b Hunn
    8
    10
    17
    2
    0
    80.00
    lbw b Haggett
    1
    2
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    c Harmison b Haggett
    0
    3
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    5 (lb 5)
    TOTAL
    166 all out (44.1 Overs, RR: 3.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (NLJ Browne, 1.1 ov), 2-10 (JC Mickleburgh, 5.2 ov), 3-31 (RS Bopara, 10.2 ov), 4-66 (JD Ryder, 17.3 ov), 5-68 (T Westley, 18.3 ov), 6-104 (RN ten Doeschate, 29.6 ov), 7-133 (JS Foster, 37.4 ov), 8-153 (DD Masters, 41.6 ov), 9-156 (JA Porter, 42.4 ov), 10-166 (RH Patel, 44.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ME Claydon913003.3300
    MD Hunn1124744.2700
    CJ Haggett13.124343.2600
    DI Stevens1033613.6000
    JC Tredwell10515.0000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 19 Jul - day 1 - Kent 1st innings 68/0 (DJ Bell-Drummond 46*, RWT Key 19*, 12 ov)
  • Mon, 20 Jul - day 2 - Kent 1st innings 420/4 (BW Harmison 63*, DI Stevens 69*, 99.3 ov)
  • Tue, 21 Jul - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 166 (44.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Essex crumble after Billings maiden ton

    Kent's mammoth first-innings score included a maiden Championship hundred for Sam Billings before Essex crumbled by an innings and plenty at Tunbridge Wells

  • No debacle at Tunbridge Wells

    Only 30 miles down the road from England's debacle at Lord's, life at Tunbridge Wells chugged along much as always

  • Stevens four-for restricts Essex

    A miserly stint of 4 for 37 by Kent allrounder Darren Stevens ensured that the hosts enjoyed an opening day in the sun against Essex in Tunbridge Wells

Essex 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1JC MickleburghNLJ Browne
2nd9T WestleyJC Mickleburgh
3rd21RS BoparaT Westley
4th35JD RyderT Westley
5th2RN ten DoeschateT Westley
6th36JS FosterRN ten Doeschate
7th29GR NapierJS Foster
8th20GR NapierDD Masters
9th3GR NapierJA Porter
10th10GR NapierRH Patel