County Championship: Leicestershire build lead over Kent on day one

Ned Eckersley
Ned Eckersley is five runs short of his second half-century for Leicestershire this season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Spitfire Ground (day one):
Kent 104: Stevens 38*; Chappell 3-14, Raine 3-39
Leicestershire 149-6: Eckersley 45*; Thomas 2-32
Leicestershire (3 pts) lead Kent (2 pts) by 45 runs
Scorecard

Leicestershire have a 45-run lead over second-placed Kent after 16 wickets fell on day one at Canterbury.

Ben Raine (3-39) took two wickets in as many balls to start Kent's demise as they slipped to 25-2.

Zak Chappell finished with 3-14, as Kent's only resistance in their 104 all out was Darren Stevens' unbeaten 38.

The visitors stumbled to 51-4 in reply but Neil Dexter (41) and Ned Eckersley (45 not out) put on 70 for the fifth wicket to help Leicestershire to 149-6.

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