Kent v Derbyshire: Jones holds up visitors' title charge

Geraint Jones
County Championship Division Two, Canterbury
Close, day one: Kent 261, Derbyshire 32-1
Kent 2pts, Derbys 3pts
Match scorecard

Kent wicketkeeper Geraint Jones scored a half-century to hold up title-chasing Derbyshire and boost his side's hopes of promotion to Division One.

The hosts had slipped to 93-5 but the former England keeper made 80 to help the Division Two's third-placed team to 261 all out.

Tim Groenewald (3-63) led the way for Derbyshire, Tony Palladino (2-53) and Ross Whiteley (2-22) also impressed.

The visitors closed 229 runs behind on 32-1 with Wayne Madsen 21 not out.