Kent v Northamptonshire: Sean Dickson scores post-war record 318 for hosts

Sean Dickson
Sean Dickson's 318 surpassed current Kent head coach Matt Walker's highest post-war innings of 275 not out in 1996
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Beckenham (day two):
Kent 701-7: Dickson 318, Denly 182
Northamptonshire 180-1: Duckett 101*, Newton 57
Northants trail by Kent by 521 runs
Kent 5 pts Northants 0 pts
Scorecard

Sean Dickson hit the second-highest total in Kent's history on day two of their County Championship second division game against Northants.

Resuming on 434-1, Dickson (318) and Joe Denly (182) took their second-wicket stand to 382, the biggest partnership in the county's history.

Dickson set a post-war Kent record before being dismissed by Max Holden (2-59) as the hosts declared on 701-7 - their second-highest first-class total.

Northants closed on 180-1.

Ben Duckett (101 not out) put on 113 for the first wicket with Rob Newton (57), but the visitors still require 371 more to avoid the follow-on.

Earlier, Dickson fell 14 short of equalling Bill Ashdown's Kent record of 332 against Essex in 1934, but did pass current Kent coach Matt Walker's highest post-war innings of 275 not out in 1996 against Somerset.

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