County Championship: Kent dominate against Sussex on day two

Darren Stevens
Darren Stevens made his fifth half century of the summer
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 1st Central County Ground, day two
Sussex 180 & 42-2: Nash 19*
Kent 496: Gidman 99*, Stevens 79; Magoffin 5-88
Sussex (2 pts) trail Kent (8 pts) by 274 runs

Kent piled on the runs on day two against fellow Division Two promotion challengers Sussex on a day contrasting to the first, when 15 wickets fell.

Darren Stevens (79) and Will Gidman resumed for Kent in the morning, 31 runs ahead on 211-5, and put on 100.

On-loan Gidman was then part of another hundred partnership, 115 with Matt Coles, before the former was stranded on 99 as Kent were bowled out for 496.

Sussex then lost two late wickets as they finished 274 runs behind on 42-2.

All-rounder Gidman, who is on a one-month loan from Nottinghamshire, has now hit three fifties in three innings and scored 232 runs without being dismissed.