Steven Davies helped steady Surrey

Surrey v Lancashire, LV= County Championship Div Two, The Oval, 1st day

Jarvis ensures a low-key return for Pietersen

With most English cricket followers absorbed in another engrossing Test match, albeit briefly diverted by Chris Gayle's unbeaten 151 in the Natwest T20 Blast, there was little attention on Pietersen's return. Perhaps that was just as well.

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Sam Northeast made 96 to set Kent up for victory

Kent v Surrey, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Beckenham

Northeast outshines Henriques as Kent win

A brilliant 96 by Sam Northeast off 47 balls powered Kent to a 23-run win over Surrey in the NatWest T20 Blast South Group local derby at Beckenham

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Rob Key clips into the leg side

Kent v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Beckenham, 1st day

Key revitalised on return but Kent slip

Rob Key hit 89 on his return to County Championship action but Surrey emerged with the opening day honours at a redeveloped Beckenham as Kent's first innings fell away sharply to 282 all out