Kent v Northamptonshire: Batsmen continue to dominate at Beckenham

Max Holden
Max Holden's career-best 153 came from 265 deliveries and included 22 boundaries
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Beckenham (day three):
Kent 701-7: Dickson 318, Denly 182
Northamptonshire 528-7: Holden 153, Rossington 112, Duckett 105; Hunn 3-90
Northants trail by Kent by 173 runs
Kent 6 pts Northants 4 pts

Northamptonshire batsmen dominated on the third day of their Championship match against Kent at Beckenham to leave the match heading for a draw.

Replying to 701-7, the visitors resumed on 180-1 but looked in trouble as they slipped to 255-4 as Ben Duckett (105) added only four to his overnight score.

Max Holden (153) and Adam Rossington put on 239 before Matt Hunn (3-90) broke their fifth-wicket partnership.

Rossington fell for 112 as Northants closed on 528-7, trailing by 173 runs.

David Ripley's side still require another 23 runs to avoid the follow-on on the final day, but Kent's hopes of victory appear slim, requiring 13 wickets on a track which has offered little for the bowlers.