Surrey collapse as Kent seal win
|LV County Championship Division Two, Canterbury|
|Kent 266 & 230 beat Surrey 127 & 104 by 265 runs|
|Kent 21pts, Surrey 3pts|
Kent skittled out Surrey for 104 in their second innings to secure a convincing 265-run win at Canterbury.
Chasing 370 to win, only Rory Hamilton-Brown (40) and Tom Maynard (28 not out) resisted as Darren Stevens and James Tredwell tore through their line-up.
Stevens took 4-49 to finish with career-best match figures of 11-70, while Tredwell took 5-35 to complete victory inside three days.
Earlier, Rob Key carried his bat for 110 not out in Kent's 230 all out.
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BBC Radio Kent's Ben Croucher:
"Kent displayed enormous character to bounce back from their FL t20 exit to completely outplay Surrey in every aspect of the game.
"Rob Key farmed the strike brilliantly to bring up arguably his finest ever first-class ton.
"He led by example, not only with the bat, but by claiming crucial catches in the field and by extracting the most out of his players after a testing month.
"In reply, Surrey were a bit guilty of losing their heads when the light was questionable. Stevens and Tredwell were simply unplayable on a fabulous cricket wicket."