|LV= County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day two, close)|
|Derbyshire 253 & 73-1: Godleman 42 not out|
|Kent 159: Key 29; Footitt 4-61, Palladino 2-21|
|Derbyshire lead by 167 runs|
|Derbyshire 3 pts, Kent 5 pts|
A four-wicket haul from England bowling hopeful Mark Footitt gave Derbyshire control against Kent on day two.
Footitt (4-61), who has been named in Ashes squads but has not played, reached 60 Championship wickets for 2015 and helped bowl out Kent for just 159, a first-innings lead of 94.
He was aided by Ben Cotton (2-45) and Tony Palladino (2-21) as Rob Key (29) top-scored for Kent.
Billy Godleman's unbeaten 42 helped his side close on 73-1, a lead of 167.
The current situation appeared unlikely at the close on day one, when the hosts slipped from 178-2 to 253 all out.
But, even without Shiv Thakor, who was suffering from a concussion picked up while batting, Derbyshire look set for their fourth Division Two victory of the season.