Derbyshire v Kent: Home side edge rain-hit opening day

County Championship Division Two, Derby
Close, day one: Kent 238-8
Derbyshire 2pts, Kent 1pt
Match scorecard

Promotion-chasing Derbyshire edged the honours on a rain-hit opening day against Kent, despite the visitors battling back late on.

In the 70 overs possible in an extended day at Derby, Kent reached 238-8 against their County Championship Division Two rivals.

Opener Sam Northeast made 52, while Matt Coles is still there on 51.

Derbyshire paceman Tim Groenewald took 3-41, while Mark Turner and Tony Palladino both claimed two wickets.