County Championship: Derbyshire's Footitt takes four wickets

Mark Footitt
Derbyshire's Mark Footitt has passed 60 Championship wickets for the season
LV= County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day two, close)
Derbyshire 253 & 73-1: Godleman 42 not out
Kent 159: Key 29; Footitt 4-61, Palladino 2-21
Derbyshire lead by 167 runs
Derbyshire 3 pts, Kent 5 pts
Match scorecard

A four-wicket haul from England bowling hopeful Mark Footitt gave Derbyshire control against Kent on day two.

Footitt (4-61), who has been named in Ashes squads but has not played, reached 60 Championship wickets for 2015 and helped bowl out Kent for just 159, a first-innings lead of 94.

He was aided by Ben Cotton (2-45) and Tony Palladino (2-21) as Rob Key (29) top-scored for Kent.

Billy Godleman's unbeaten 42 helped his side close on 73-1, a lead of 167.

The current situation appeared unlikely at the close on day one, when the hosts slipped from 178-2 to 253 all out.

But, even without Shiv Thakor, who was suffering from a concussion picked up while batting, Derbyshire look set for their fourth Division Two victory of the season.

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