Kent victory leaves Leicestershire bottom

LV County Championship Division Two, Tunbridge Wells

Kent 459 & 157-5 beat Leicestershire 251 & 362 by five wickets

Kent 24pts, Leicestershire 3 pts

Match scorecard

Kent sealed a five-wicket win at Tunbridge Wells to move from the foot of County Championship Division Two and leave Leicestershire bottom.

Joe Denly (74) and Sam Northeast (62) shared a second-wicket stand of 135 to help the hosts to their target of 155.

Claude Henderson (4-61) ensured a late wobble, but Martin var Jaarsveld (16 not out) saw Kent home.

Earlier, Henderson (38) and Jigar Naik (32) took their stand to 92 before the visitors were bowled out for 362.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Kent batsman Joe Denly told BBC Radio Kent:

"It's nice to finally spend some serious time in the middle and try and make up for my lack of runs from earlier in the season.

"I had a bit of luck early in my first innings when I was scratching around for runs, but at the end of the game I feel like I'm in pretty good nick.

"I always look forward to coming to Tunbridge Wells, the Nevill's a lovely ground, the crowds are always good and we always have great cricketing wickets.

"I'm looking forward to the Twenty 20 games now, to playing shots and expressing myself."