Kent v Northamptonshire: Joe Denly scores 78 as sides play out draw

Joe Denly
Joe Denly has scored 921 runs at an average of 61.40 in the County Championship this season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Beckenham (day four):
Kent 701-7: Dickson 318, Denly 182 & 184-3 dec: Denly 78*
Northamptonshire 568: Holden 153, Rossington 112, Duckett 105; Yasir Shah 4-165
Kent (11 pts) drew with Northants (9 pts)

Kent's batsmen continued to find runs easy to come by as the hosts drew with Northamptonshire at Beckenham.

Resuming on 528-7 and still needing 33 runs to avoid the follow-on, the visitors were all out for 568, with Yasir Shah (4-165) taking two wickets.

Despite their first-innings lead, Kent scored runs at a moderate rate and did not look to force a result.

Sean Dickson made 60, while Joe Denly hit an unbeaten 78 as Kent declared on 184-3 to bring the game to a close.

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