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Steve Patterson said

“It’s always nice to get your mates out.

“I don’t think I could have kept a straight face had Jack stayed in for very long. So I was pleased to get him. But, at the end of the day, we had a job to do as a team. And we’ve gone out and done it.

“We’ve won days one and two. Now it’s about capitalising over the next couple of days.”

“It was a really good day for the lads.

“It’s a difficult pitch to bowl on. There’s not a lot of pace and carry, but the way we stuck at it and ground them down to get that lead was really promising.”

6.40pm – Close Excellent day for Yorkshire led by three wickets apiece for Patterson and Olivier, bowling Kent out for 265 in reply to 379. 114 lead built upon with 6-0 from two overs at close.

6.26pm WICKET Cummins has fended an Olivier short ball into the slips, where Kohler-Cadmore takes the catch at first. Harry Podmore absent injured, so Kent are 265 all out, Yorkshire lead by 114. Two more overs to bowl tonight.

6pm WICKET New ball does the trick almost immediately as Olivier gets Stewart caught behind for 40. Kent 247-8 in the 82nd over.

5.53pm Yorkshire take the new ball with Kent at 241-7 after 80 overs, trailing by 138. Stewart 39 and Milnes 16. Willey returns, and there are 12 overs remaining in the day.

5.35pm Yorkshire aiming to sneak a wicket before the new ball comes. Kent have moved to 232-7, avoiding the follow-on. Thompson and Brook in operation to Stewart on 33 and Milnes 15. We’re in the 76th over. 16 more to bowl after this tonight.

5.17pm Kent have moved to 225-7 in the 71st over. Stewart 32 and Milnes 11.

4.48pm WICKET Brook gets Stevens lbw for 52, and Kent are 205-7. They must reach 230 to avoid the follow-on.

4.28pm Stevens reaches his fifty off 87 balls with 6×4s and 1×6s – first ball of the evening session. Kent 194-6.

Tea Report Yorkshire have prised out three more Kent wickets during the second afternoon at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence to seize a definite advantage in their ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

Kent, replying to Yorkshire’s 379, moved from 59-3 in the 20th over at lunch to 193-6 from 56 at tea.

Steve Patterson removed close mate Jack Leaning three balls into the afternoon, caught behind for a duck, as the hosts slipped to 59-4 with the final ball of the 20th over.

The 20th over was split by lunch and included two wickets after Patterson removed Joe Denly to bring the morning to a close.

The captain later trapped opener Jordan Cox lbw for 38 as Kent fell to 86-5 in the 28th.

Then came a home recovery, led by sixth-wicket pair Ollie Robinson and Darren Stevens, who counter-attacked to share 70 in 21 overs.

Stevens nonchalantly flicked Patterson for six over deep square-leg and remains unbeaten on 49 heading into the evening session.

Robinson made 44, but he fell caught behind down leg to Jordan Thompson in the 49th over, the bowler’s first over of a new spell (156-6).

In the face of excellent batting conditions, the White Rose have been highly impressive with the ball.

Grant Stewart is the other not out batsman on 15.

4.06pm – Tea Kent reach 193-6 from 56 overs isn reply to 379. Stevens 49 and Stewart 15. Yorkshire strike three times in the session.

4.01pm Kent close in on 200. They are 191-6 after 55 overs. One more to bowl before tea. Stevens 48 and Stewart 14.

3.35pm WICKET Big moment. Thompson returns to the attack and stymies the Kent fightback. He gets Robinson caught behind down leg-side for 44. Kent 156-6 in the 49th, ending a 70 stand with Stevens.

3.15pm Yorkshire still searching for wicket number six. Robinson and Stevens, who have 43 and 28, have taken the hosts from 86-5 to 151-5 in the 44th over. The pair have far from gone into their shell, taking every opportunity to score.

2.25pm You feel this could be a key passage of play coming up for Yorkshire. Stevens has just launched Patterson for six over square-leg. If he can be removed quickly, then it could really be game on for the White Rose. 102-5.

2.14pm WICKET Cox lbw Patterson, 38. Kent are 86-5 in the 28th over. The skipper has three wickets. He’s some cricketer, isn’t he!!

1.59pm Further to that, the Diamonds and the Yorkshire women’s county side are both in friendly action on Sunday. Diamonds play Central Sparks in a 40-over at the Edgbaston Foundation Ground, while Yorkshire play Nottinghamshire at Welbeck in a pair of T20s.

1.58pm Some excellent news for the Northern Diamonds women’s structure….

1.45pm WICKET What a start to the afternoon. Patterson gets Leaning caught behind for a three-ball duck. Two wickets in the over split by lunch. Kent are 59-4.

Lunch Report Yorkshire have struck three times in their defence of 379 during the early stages of day two against Kent at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

David Willey, Duanne Olivier and Steve Patterson have reduced the hosts to 59-3 in the 20th over after Yorkshire had advanced their overnight 358-8 at the start of play in this second round LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

Willey moved to 37 not out before breaking through with the ball when he trapped Kent captain Daniel Bell-Drummond lbw in the third over.

Olivier then bowled England Test batsman Zak Crawley for one in the sixth.

Opener Jordan Cox and Joe Denly steadied the ship somewhat with a 34 stand, but skipper Patterson trapped the latter lbw for 17 midway through the morning’s final over.

Cox will begin the afternoon on 24 not out, with Jack Leaning likely to join him at the crease.

Earlier, Yorkshire lost Patterson (38) and Olivier (5) to Matt Milnes and Darren Stevens to end their first innings.

1pm – Lunch Denly gone! He’s been trapped lbw by Patterson, 17. Kent 59-3 in the 20th. And that will be lunch. Very productive morning.

12.37pm Kent move to 51-2 in the 15th over. Cox 23 and Denly 14.

Wow! Not bad figures for Pakistan seamer Muhammad Abbas, who has taken 5-3 in three overs on debut for Hampshire, including a hat-trick. Replying to 319 at the Ageas Bowl, Middlesex are 14-5.

12.02pm A bit of England news. Ben Stokes has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a fractured finger. He is due for surgery in Leeds on Monday.

12pm WICKET Great start for Yorkshire as Olivier bowls Crawley for 1. Kent are 25-2.

11.49am WICKET Breakthrough for Yorkshire comes courtesy of Willey, who traps Bell-Drummond lbw for 13. Kent 18-1 after three overs.

11.35am Willey will take the new ball for Yorkshire. Cox and Bell-Drummond opening for Kent, who are replying to 379.

11.24am WICKET Olivier bowled by Stevens, 5. Yorkshire 379 all out, with Willey 37 not out. Four wickets for Stevens.

11.22am Yorkshire still advancing with the bat. Moved to 379-9 after 105 overs. Willey 37 and Olivier 5.

11.04am WICKET And Patterson is caught at cover off Milnes, falling for 38. 362-9.

11.02am Patterson picks up a boundary midway through the day’s first over, bowled by Milnes, and moves to 38. Yorkshire 362-8 in the 101st over.

10.22am Here’s a look around the other venues ahead of day two.

Derbyshire 360-8 v Worcestershire, County Ground
Essex 96 v Durham 148-8, Chelmsford
Nottinghamshire 273 v Warwickshire 24-2, Trent Bridge
Hampshire 281-8 v Middlesex, Ageas Bowl
Somerset 312 v Gloucestershire 13-0, Taunton
Surrey v Leicestershire 215-3, The Oval
Glamorgan 285 v Sussex 99-0, Sophia Gardens
Lancashire 264-8 v Northamptonshire, Old Trafford

9.37am Here’s a recap back to yesterday with the report and highlights……

Good morning from The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

It is a dry and bright morning in Canterbury ahead of the second day of this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

Yorkshire will begin it with the advantage at 358-8 in their first innings. It is by no means a definitive advantage, but certainly a handy one.

Yesterday was curious in the sense that, for large parts, you were thinking, ‘We’ve let this slip a bit’. Then things were dragged back significantly with a couple of lower order partnerships.

Steve Patterson and David Willey will resume this morning. If they can get the score up to 400, the follow-on comes into Kent’s view, despite good batting conditions.

We will be underway at 11am. Enjoy the day.

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