Kent v Derbyshire: Jones holds up visitors' title charge
|County Championship Division Two, Canterbury|
|Close, day one: Kent 261, Derbyshire 32-1|
|Kent 2pts, Derbys 3pts|
Kent wicketkeeper Geraint Jones scored a half-century to hold up title-chasing Derbyshire and boost his side's hopes of promotion to Division One.
The hosts had slipped to 93-5 but the former England keeper made 80 to help the Division Two's third-placed team to 261 all out.
Tim Groenewald (3-63) led the way for Derbyshire, Tony Palladino (2-53) and Ross Whiteley (2-22) also impressed.
The visitors closed 229 runs behind on 32-1 with Wayne Madsen 21 not out.