Kent v Glamorgan: Chris Cooke hits first Championship ton

LV= County Championship D2, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

Close, day one: Glamorgan 329 v Kent 1-0

Glamorgan 3 pts, Kent 3 pts

Match scorecard

Glamorgan's Chris Cooke smashed his maiden first-class century on a topsy-turvy opening day against Kent.

Cooke hit 171 off 214 balls and shared a century stand with Dean Cosker (45) for the eighth wicket as the visitors were bowled out for 329 at Canterbury.

Glamorgan were 7-3 in the 15th over before Cooke turned the game on its head, hitting 18 fours and a six, while Mitchell Claydon took 4-47 for Kent.

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Rob Key saw out four overs as Kent closed on 1-0.

Leicestershire and Glamorgan occupy the bottom two places in Division Two of the County Championship going into this latest round of games.

BBC Radio Kent's Peter Guise:

"Having had Glamorgan on the rack early in the opening session Kent missed the chance to roll the Welsh vounty's innings over.

"They had to watch while Chris Cooke first scored his maiden century and then went on to make 171 whilst Glamorgan wickets fell around him.

"In doing so they also missed the chance to shorten the match and give themselves some breathing space before Thursday's One-Day Cup semi-final."