Henry is again Kent spearhead as regain second

Kent 137 and 287 (Denly 81, Crawley 63, Billings 56, Gleeson 6-79) won Northamptonshire 105 and 217 (Rossington 56, Henry 4-72) for 102 races [19659002] ] Scoring card

Matt Henry returned to be the spearhead of Kent with 4-for-72 by completing a 102-race victory over Northamptonshire at Canterbury and maintaining his push to promote Division 2 of the Specsavers County Championship.

The numbers of the games from 11 to 114 as Northants, which started on the last day at 56 for 3 that need another 264 races to win, were released for 217 shortly before 2:45 p.m.

Adam Rossington, who ran into an excellent 56, held the Kent bowlers for nearly three hours and appeared in a seventh 48-wicket with Nathan Buck, who fought up to 17 before putting on a short ball of Henry to goalkeeper Sam Billings shortly after lunch.

Brett Hutton also offered lower order resistance, with 21, but the final c Once Rossington was eighth, pulling Harry Podmore to Heino Kuhn, who was stationed as one of two short lands.

Richard Gleeson was trapped behind the legs of Joe Denly to go to 3 and Hutton was the last to leave. He lost to Denly, who finished with 2 for 7. Podmore took 2 of 32, while Henry now has 61 eight-game championship terrains this season in an outstanding average of 14.85 runs each.

Kent was hard at work for his eighth championship campaign victory, however, with the Canterbury launch smashing noticeably from the test surface on which 18 terrains had fallen on the first day.

Richard Levi, Alex Wakely and Saif Zaib fell in a very close morning session in Kent used six bowlers, and it was no surprise when Henry made the initial breakthrough of the day.

Henry, who took the best 7 of his career with 42 in the first Northants entry of 105, opened from Nackington Road End and hit. in his second or see – the fourth of the day – when Levi was hit by a ball that stayed a little low and was leg – before by 14.

Previously in the end, Wakely had driven Henry's successive balls in the middle of half and a half for flashy fours, and the Northants captain had hit well for 38 of 74 balls when he unfortunately approached his pad, trying to force the last ball of Ivan Thomas's first inning through the midfield, and saw that It went down so that the bowler caught the rebound in his follow-up.

That was 105 for 5, and Northants lost his sixth posture when Zaib, who had hit Henry through the back foot covers for four precious ones, was caught by 9 when he cut Podmore's second ball to Henry in the middle of the field.

Then came the Rossington-Buck association, however, and Kent was forced to regroup at lunch before Henry – who else? – broke the podium to ensure that the Billings team won 19 points of victory and returned to second place in the Division Two table behind the leaders of Warwickshire and five points ahead of Sussex, who are third.

Kent coach Matt Walker said: "It was not an easy task today, it took a lot of work because the pitch flattened very quickly and it took a lot of skill and patience to knock down the wall, if you will. [19659003] "Matt Henry has been in incredible form this season and the number of terrains he has is extraordinary. But all our other bowlers have also stood up, all season, in support of Matt and everyone has had their moments too. I thought, for example, that Harry Podmore played brilliantly today, as he did in Derby in our last game in a flat shot. "

source:- espncricinfo.com

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