County Championship: Kent batsmen dominate to put hosts in control over Sussex

Sean Dickson
Sean Dickson has scored just one century in the County Championship so far this season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Tunbridge Wells, day one
Kent 310-3: Dickson 81, Denly 78, Northeast 75*
Sussex: Yet to bat
Kent 3 pts; Sussex 1 pt
Match scorecard

Sean Dickson, Joe Denly and Sam Northeast hit half-centuries as Kent's batsmen dominated against Sussex on day one at Tunbridge Wells.

Chris Jordan had Adam Ball caught for a duck as the hosts were reduced to 2-1.

But Dickson (81) and Denly (78) shared a 162-run second-wicket partnership before the former was caught at backward point off Stu Whittingham.

Whittingham dismissed Denly after tea but Northeast's unbeaten 75 saw the home side close on 310-3.