Tredwell spins Kent into winning position against Leics

LV County Championship Division Two, Tunbridge Wells
Close of play, day two: Kent 459, Leicestershire 220-6
Kent 7 pts, Leicestershire 3 pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

England's James Tredwell span Kent into a winning position on the second day of their County Championship game with Leicestershire at Tunbridge Wells.

After resuming on 376-3, Kent were eventually all out for 459, visiting seamer Wayne White finishing with 4-66.

But Tredwell then took 4-46 as Leicestershire reached the close on 220-6, still needing another 90 to avoid the follow-on.

Will Jefferson (77) top scored, Jimmy Taylor weighing in with an unbeaten 43.

A total of 13 wickets as ball dominated bat at The Nevill Ground, in contrast to the previous day.

Having lost their last seven wickets for 30 runs in the space of 9.4 overs, Kent then set about reducing the visitors to 161-6 before England's latest Test prospect Taylor led a revival with a stoical, unbeaten two-hour knock.

But rain and bad light led to an early conclusion to leave Leicestershire trailing by 239 going into the third day of the 109th year of Festival Week cricket in the royal spa town.


BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole:

"It's hard to put your finger on why so many wickets fell on the second day when the first had been such a run-fest, but there seems enough in the strip to reward accurate bowling.

"Kent may rue their inability to completely bat Leicestershire out of the game, but will be buoyed by James Tredwell, who showed his wiles, varying pace, length and line to keep them on top.

"Will Jefferson looked in command until his surprise demise. Similarly, much may rest on James Taylor's ability to go on to a big score while protecting the tail.

"Typically, wickets at the Nevill get more docile the longer games go on. I get the feeling in my water this one's different."