County Championship: Derbyshire solid after Sam Northeast career-best

Chesney Hughes
Chesney Hughes has scored 664 Championship runs this summer at an average of 60.36
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence
Kent v Derbyshire, day two
Kent 379: Northeast 191, Ball 66; Palladino 4-76
Derbyshire 291-3: Hughes, 83, Madsen 73*, Rutherford 65
Kent lead by 88 runs
Kent 5 pts, Derbyshire 5 pts
Match scorecard

Chesney Hughes led a solid Derbyshire batting effort after Kent skipper Sam Northeast reached a career-best 191 on the second day at Canterbury.

Northeast was the last man dismissed, holing out at long-on as the home side were all out for 379.

Opener Hamish Rutherford made 65 in reply and Hughes and Wayne Madsen then shared a third wicket stand of 112.

Hughes (83) gave a return catch to James Tredwell (2-70), but Madsen was 73 no at stumps, with Derbyshire 291-3.

Kent began play on 354-7, but the early dismissal of Tredwell put the pressure on Northeast to try and reach a double century before running out of partners.

His innings included 22 fours and he passed his previous best of 189 before falling short in an attempt to deposit Hughes' left-arm spin into the crowd.

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