Leicestershire strike late on to edge Kent

LV County Championship Division Two, Grace Road
Close, day one: Leicestershire 257, Kent 47-3
Leics 3pts, Kent 3pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Nathan Buck struck with the last ball of the day to give Leicestershire the early advantage against Kent.

It had appeared as if it would be Kent's day at Grace Road as Wahab Riaz (4-94) and James Tredwell (3-42) helped bowl Leicestershire out for 257.

Wayne White and Claude Henderson both resisted with half-centuries for the hosts, who then hit back with the ball.

Buck (2-16) had already removed Rob Key for a duck before bowling Joe Denly (31) as Kent closed on 47-3.


BBC Radio Kent's Peter Guise:

"What a topsy turvy opening day at Grace Road. Having won the toss and elected to bat, Leicestershire powered their way to 65 before Kent struck back taking three wickets for nine runs.

"Then Kent let things slip with Wayne White recording his seventh first-class half-century in the process. More twists and turns with Wahab Riaz steaming in to take his wicket haul to 4-66 before Claude Henderson hit him out of the attack to reach his half-century and leave Riaz with figures of 4-94.

"When Kent replied, there were more snakes than ladders. Rob Key, returning from a wrist injury went without scoring, as did Sam Northeast, to leave Kent teetering on 10-2 but Joe Denly, also back in the side after an injury lay-off, steadied the ship with Martin van Jaarsveld before Denly was bowled for 31 to signal the close of action for the day with Kent 210 behind on 47-3."

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