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Tim Bresnan

“I think we’re ok.

“We thought it was a lot better wicket than it’s turned out to be. It’s offered a lot to the seamers throughout the day, even when the ball got slightly older.

“The lads who got a few runs said they never really felt in. There’s always a ball you feel could get you out. So we’re always in the game there.

“We sort of misread the toss a bit, but that happens. That’s cricket.

“The overhead conditions are perfect for batting. It looks a shirt-fronter, but it’s offered all day like I said.

“Still, it’s probably not a 210 all out wicket. We’ve made mistakes in the top six and beyond, and we’ve only got ourselves to blame.

“I felt we bowled beautifully. They are 130-4, and we felt a bit hard done by. They could easily have been 90 for six or seven.”

6.22pm Close: 14 wickets in the day as @KentCricket have the better of things, but not by much. Replying to 210, they are 130-4 from 39 overs. Crawley 73 and Robinson 14.

5.55pm England are chasing 359 to beat Pakistan in the ODI at Bristol. They are 36-0. Chris Woakes claimed four wickets. Meanwhile, here at Canterbury, Zak Crawley has reached 50 off 76 balls with 10×4s. Kent 108-4.

5.24pm Yet another catch by Kohler-Cadmore, his 19th of the season in all cricket. Heino Kuhn (15) edges Bresnan to first slip. 71-4.

4.33pm Around the grounds, a mid-afternoon round-up from the ECB.


Essex v Nottinghamshire (Chelmsford)

Nottinghamshire have struggled after electing to bat and are 155 for 7. Jamie Porter has taken four wickets, Joe Clarke top scoring with 48.

Kent v Yorkshire (Canterbury)

Yorkshire have ben bowled out for 210 after deciding to bat. There were three wickets for ex-Notts seamer Matt Milnes while Dutchman Fred Klaasen removed Gary Ballance with his fifth ball on his Championship debut. Dom Bess made 25 in his first Yorkshire appearance since joining on loan, one of six players to get into the 20s although no one made 30.

Somerset v Surrey (Taunton)

Surrey are 217 for 2 after batting first with Rory Burns 90 not out and South African Dean Elgar 65 not out. They have so far put on 118 for the third wicket.

Warwickshire v Hampshire (Edgbaston)

Hampshire 165 for 4 after winning the toss with Tom Alsop 87 not out. Sam Hain (knee) is the latest addition to Warwicks’ long injury list so 19-year-old Rob Yates is making his debut.


Glamorgan v Gloucestershire (Newport)

An unbeaten 124 by James Bracey and 54 not out by Gareth Roderick have revived the visitors after they were 55 for 3 as county cricket returned to Newport for the first time since 1965. The visitors are 228 for 3.

Middlesex v Leicestershire (Lord’s)

Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas removed Sam Robson with the first ball of the match while off-spinner Colin Ackermann removed Nick Gubbins for 75 but Middlesex have reached 202 for 4.

Lancashire v Northamptonshire (Old Trafford)

James Anderson missed out because of the knee injury he sustained in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Sunday. Northants won the toss and are 174 for 6 with Richard Gleeson taking four wickets against his old county while Graham Onions picked up South African debutant Temba Bavuma for 39.

Worcestershire v Durham (Worcester)

Cameron Bancroft (70) and Jack Burnham (76) departed in successive overs after putting on 149 for Durham’s fourth wicket. Joe Leach has taken three wickets in his first game for 11 months after recovering from a stress fracture of the back. Durham, who won the toss, are 183 for 6.

4.27pm Renshaw edges Coad to Kohler-Cadmore at first slip for 16. Kent 38-2. Kohler-Cadmore has now taken 17 catches in all cricket this season.

Tea Yorkshire have been bowled out for 210 on day one of their Specsavers County Championship match against Kent at Canterbury.

The White Rose lost four wickets in the afternoon to bring about an early tea.

Although their batting effort looks below par on a good pitch, a recovery from 96-6 at lunch was handy.

Captain Steve Patterson and Jonny Tattersall (29) shared 40 for the eighth wicket, the highest partnership of the innings.

Debutant Dom Bess hit four fours in 25 off 24 balls before being bowled by Matt Milnes as the score fell to 126-7 in the 34th over.

Tattersall was then trapped lbw by a Mitch Claydon delivery which kept low, leaving the visitors at 166-8 eleven overs later.

The Tattersall-Patterson saw the latter attempt to counter-attack.

Ben Coad was then caught in the gully off part-time seamer Daniel Bell-Drummond – 181-9 in the 50th.

Patterson was then run out backing up for 23 as Claydon got a hand on a miscued pull from Duanne Olivier, who finished 21 not out.

Six Yorkshire batsmen made it into the twenties, but nobody reached 30. Harry Brook and Tattersall join top-scored with 29.

We have 39 overs remaining in the day.

Milnes finished with 3-63 from 16 overs, but new ball partner Harry Podmore was the pick of the Kent bowlers with 2-33 from 15.

3.23pm Whilst this has been a batting performance well below par, it has been a decent effort from 96-6. Yorkshire now 202-9. Patterson has 23 and Olivier 13.

3.07pm Coad gone! He’s caught in the gully off Bell-Drummond’s medium pacers, 7. Yorkshire 181-9.

2.44pm Encouraging stuff from Tattersall 29 and Patterson 16, who have shared 40 for the eighth wicket, the highest stand of the innings so far. Patterson in particular has tried to counter-attack on a good batting surface. Yorkshire 166-7 with the best part of 20 overs until tea.

2pm Jonny Tattersall and Dom Bess are in the early stages of a recovery job. They have taken the score to 121-6, with Bess 21.

Lunch Kent struck with the first ball of the match and enjoyed much the better of the opening morning against Yorkshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash at Canterbury.

After Steve Patterson won the toss and elected to bat, Adam Lyth edged Harry Podmore’s opening delivery to second slip.

Gary Ballance, Harry Brook, Jack Leaning, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Tim Bresnan all departed before lunch, where Yorkshire reached at 96-6 in the 28th over.

Ballance edged a swinging delivery from left-arm seamer Freddie Klaasen behind in his first over, Brook was bowled around his legs by Podmore for 29 and Leaning was run out following a mix-up with Kohler-Cadmore as the visitors slipped to 87-4 in the 22nd over.

Matt Milnes then struck twice in successive overs immediately before lunch; Kohler-Cadmore (28) caught at long-leg following a top-edged pull before Tim Bresnan edged to third slip having been undone by extra bounce.

That dismissal came in the final over of the morning.

Yorkshire have handed a county debut to Dom Bess and brought Tim Bresnan in for his first four-day appearance of the season.

Bess replaced Joe Root from the Hampshire win last month, while Bresnan has come in for injured Matthew Waite (ankle).

1pm Bresnan gone! He’s edged a Milnes delivery which bounced a bit more than expected to third slip in the final over of the session. 96-6 in the 28th. That’s lunch.

12.35pm Leaning gone! He’s run out at striker’s end following confusion with Kohler-Cadmore who called for a single to mid-on region. Kuhn with direct hit. Yorkshire 87-4.

11.46am A Brook misjudgement halts an encouraging start for the opener. He walks right across his stumps and looks to play to leg, only to seee his leg stump rocked back by Podmore. He falls or 29. 47-3.

11.33am Yorkshire have lost Gary Ballance, caught behind off Fred Klaasen in his first over. Ballance has fallen for seven. Brook has 24. 35-2 after eight overs.

11am Worst possible start for Yorkshire as Adam Lyth edges Harry Podmore to Matt Renshaw at second slip with the first ball of the match.

10.34am Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat first.

Kent: Dickson, Crawley, Renshaw, Bell-Drummond, Kuhn c, Blake, Robinson w, Podmore, Milnes, Claydon, Klaasen.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Brook, Ballance, Kohler-Cadmore, Leaning, Tattersall w, Bresnan, Bess, Patterson c, Coad, Olivier.

10.01am Around the grounds…..

Division One

Essex v Nottinghamshire, Chelmsford
Kent v Yorkshire, Canterbury
Somerset v Surrey, Taunton
Warwickshire v Hampshire, Edgbaston

Division Two

Glamorgan v Gloucestershire, Newport
Lancashire v Northamptonshire, Old Trafford
Middlesex v Leicestershire, Lord’s
Worcestershire v Durham, New Road

Good morning from Canterbury, where the sun is shining ahead of our first Championship meeting with Kent since the promotion year of 2012.

Both sides have won one of their opening two games, although Yorkshire remain unbeaten after drawing at Notts and winning at Hampshire.

Kent lost at Somerset and then beat Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Yorkshire will be without Matthew Waite due to an ankle injury. He hasn’t travelled, which means Tim Bresnan is likely to come in for his first four-day match of the season. Dom Bess will debut.

Kent will have Australian opener Matthew Renshaw available for the final time this season as the Middlesbrough-born left-hander completes a short-term overseas signing. He is soon to be replaced by by South African seam bowling all-rounder Wiaan Mulder.

There is a bit of a nip in the air, but the weather is set fair.

We start at 11am. Enjoy the day.

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