Kent v Northamptonshire: Joe Denly scores 78 as sides play out draw
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Beckenham (day four):|
|Kent 701-7: Dickson 318, Denly 182 & 184-3 dec: Denly 78*|
|Northamptonshire 568: Holden 153, Rossington 112, Duckett 105; Yasir Shah 4-165|
|Kent (11 pts) drew with Northants (9 pts)|
Kent's batsmen continued to find runs easy to come by as the hosts drew with Northamptonshire at Beckenham.
Resuming on 528-7 and still needing 33 runs to avoid the follow-on, the visitors were all out for 568, with Yasir Shah (4-165) taking two wickets.
Despite their first-innings lead, Kent scored runs at a moderate rate and did not look to force a result.
Sean Dickson made 60, while Joe Denly hit an unbeaten 78 as Kent declared on 184-3 to bring the game to a close.