Kent on top as Denly makes ton against Leicestershire

LV County Championship Division Two, Tunbridge Wells
Close of play, day one: Kent 376-3 v Leicestershire
Kent 4pts, Leicestershire 1pt
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Joe Denly hit his first century of the season as Kent's batsmen dominated the opening day with Leicestershire.

Denley (143), who had scored only 85 in eight previous innings, put on century partnerships of 198 with Robert Key (91) and 140 with Sam Northeast.

Northeast fell for 99 to Australian Andrew McDonald a ball before the scheduled finish as the hosts reached the close of play on 376-3.

Former England paceman Matthew Hoggard took the other wicket to fall.