Kent v Gloucestershire: Ben Harmison ton puts hosts on top

Ben Harmison
LV CC Division Two, The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence
Close, day one: Kent 334-6 v Gloucestershire
Kent 3 pts, Gloucestershire 2 pts
Match scorecard

Ben Harmison hit 106 as Kent recovered from 46-3 inside the first hour to close on 334-6 against Gloucestershire.

Brendon Nash, Sam Northeast and Daniel Bell-Drummond went cheaply but Harmison helped put on 67 for the fourth wicket before Rob Key (53) edged behind.

He then shared a 133-run stand with Darren Stevens, who hit 11 boundaries on his way to his half century.

Harmison and Geraint Jones edged to keeper Gareth Roderick, leaving Stevens (98 no) to guide Kent to stumps.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Kent's Peter Guise:

"Rob Key, Ben Harmison and Darren Stevens dug Kent out of a very big hole on a glorious first day for the Canterbury Festival.

"With the marquees adorning the boundary and a good crowd in attendance Harmison recorded his second century of the summer.

"Stevens will come back in the morning needing two more runs for his."

Match scorecard

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