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