Kent v Derbyshire: Luis Reece and Will Davis take three wickets each

Daniel Bell-Drummond
Opener Daniel Bell-Drummond helped Kent reach 83 without loss
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (day one):
Kent: 238-8: Dickson 41, Parnell 41; Reece 3-38
Derbyshire: Yet to bat
Kent 1 pt, Derbyshire 2 pts
Match scorecard

Derbyshire chipped away with regular wickets to prevent Kent from getting a foothold at Canterbury on day one.

Put into bat after an uncontested toss, Kent openers Daniel Bell-Drummond (38) and Sean Dickson (41) made a solid start, reaching 83 without loss.

But Luis Reece (3-38) and Will Davis (3-59) struck to reduce Kent to 114-5.

Sam Northeast (32) and Wayne Parnell (41) rallied before Adam Rouse and James Harris reached stumps at 238-8 with bad light seeing nine overs lost.

After overcoming cloudy bowler-friendly conditions, a number of Kent batsmen made starts, but none went on to make a half-century.

Reece was their main opposition, dismissing Bell-Drummond, Northeast and Parnell with some probing lines before Rouse (27 not out) and Harris (21 not out) put on a valuable stand of 35 in the fading light.

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