Kent and Derbyshire ends in tame draw at Canterbury

LV County Championship Division Two, Canterbury
Derbyshire 460 & 256-4 dec drew with Kent 352 & 94-2
Derbyshire 10pts, Kent 9pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Kent's Division Two clash with Derbyshire ended in a tame draw at Canterbury.

Derbyshire declared on 256-4, setting the home side a highly unlikely 365 to win.

But Kent made little attempt to go for the runs, seeing out time on 94-2, with skipper Rob Key still there on 59, before hands were shaken.

Wayne Madsen (71), Dan Redfern (53) and Wes Durston (51no) all made half centuries for Derbyshire.

Home skipper Key's effort was his second-best score of the campaign to date.

But Joe Denly, back in the side after a three-week lay-off with a fractured thumb, followed his first innings 5 with a fifth-ball duck in the second when his middle stump was uprooted by a Tim Groenewald off-cutter that darted through the gate.

The last day started with Derbyshire's first-innings centurions Madsen and Usman Khawaja back in tandem as they resumed on their overnight 85-1.

Khawaja, who will fly home to Australia on Friday night for his country's A-team tour of Zimbabwe, made 36.

Madsen, fresh from scoring 140 here during the opening two days, this time reached 71 from 111 balls before failing to get on top of a cut shot at Neil Saker, instead picking out Sam Northeast at point.

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