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Kent, Nottinghamshire register massive victories

Darren Stevens picked eight wickets in the game for Kent
Darren Stevens picked eight wickets in the game for Kent

Nottinghamshire and Kent followed Northamptonshire as they sealed comfortable wins over Leicestershire and Gloucestershire respectively on day three of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

Nottinghamshire 329 & 9-0 (Smith 8no) v
Leicestershire 251 & 81 (Pattinson 5-29) by 10 wickets
Division Two, Leicester, day three

Leicestershire resumed their second innings at 51 for six. James Pattinson (5-29) picked three out of the remaining four overs to dismiss them for 81 in their first innings, setting a target of four runs in the final innings.

Greg Smith scored eight out of the nine run target including a six as Nottinghamshire completed a 10 wicket win and also gained 22 points in the table.

Kent 298 & 246 (Nowell 5-59 ) beat
Gloucestershire 149 & 61 (Steves 6-122) by 334 runs.

Kent started their second innings at 118 for four. With Joe Denly (59) scoring his fifty on day two, Will Gidman (51) brought his own half century but failed to carry on.

Liam Nowell (5-59) tried to bring Gloucestershire back into the game with a five-wicket haul reducing Kent to 246 runs, thereby setting a target of 396 runs in the final innings.

James Harris (3-26) and Darren Stevens (6-22) applied lot of pressure on Gloucestershire after sharing nine wickets between them and eventually bowling them out for 61 runs.

The 334 run gave Kent 21 points in the table and they are positioned third behind Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

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