County Championship: Sam Northeast puts Kent in charge against Sussex

Sam Northeast
Sam Northeast fell just one run short of his highest first-class score of 191, which he made against Derbyshire in June
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Tunbridge Wells, day two
Kent 575: Northeast 190, Dickson 81; Briggs 5-169
Sussex: 69-1: Nash 48*; Claydon 1-5
Kent 4 pts; Sussex 1 pt - Sussex trail by 506 runs
Match scorecard

Sam Northeast missed out on a maiden double century as Kent's batsmen dominated day two against Sussex.

After resuming on 310-3 the hosts lost Darren Stevens for 63 but Kent captain Northeast and Alex Blake (61) put on a fifth-wicket partnership of 127 runs.

Northeast (190) eventually fell to Steve Magoffin but a cameo from Callum Jackson (38) saw Kent all out for 575.

Sussex lost Harry Finch early in their reply but Chris Nash (48 not out) guided the visitors to 69-1 at stumps.

Northeast is six runs away from becoming the first batsman to score 1,000 Championship runs in 2016.