County Championship: Kent hit back after Godleman century

Billy Godleman
Billy Godleman's 108 moved him to 4,999 first-class runs
LV= County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day one, close)
Derbyshire 253: Godleman 108; Hunn 3-45, Haggett 3-70
Kent 27-0: Key 18 not out
Kent trail by 226 runs
Derbys 2 pts, Kent 3 pts
Match scorecardexternal-link

Derbyshire's Billy Godleman scored a century on day one against Kent.

Godleman made 108 while Wayne Madsen hit 46 but the hosts slipped from 178-2 to 253 all out, with Matt Hunn taking 3-45 and Calum Haggett 3-70.

Kent closed 226 runs behind on 27-0 with Robert Key unbeaten on 18 and Daniel Bell-Drummond on eight not out.

But of more pressing concern to Kent and England will be the injury to one-day international player Sam Billings, who dislocated his finger.

Billings was part of the England one-day team which defeated New Zealand 3-2 earlier in the summer and was tipped to keep his place for the upcoming ODI series against Australia, which is expected to be named at the conclusion of the Ashes series.

Kent tweeted:external-link "Sam Billings has dislocated a finger and has gone to hospital for a precautionary X-Ray."