Northamptonshire register innings victory, Kent, Nottinghamshire in dominant position

James Pattinson scored an unbeaten 89 for Nottinghamshire
James Pattinson scored an unbeaten 89 for Nottinghamshire

Northamptonshire became the first team to register a victory in the ongoing Specsavers County Championship as they rattled Glamorgan while Kent and Leicestershire are on course of victory on day two of the Division Two encounters.

Northamptonshire 310 (Kleinveldt 86) beat
Glamorgan 101 & 187 (Sanderson 4-31) by an innings and 22 runs
Division Two, Northampton, day two

Northamptonshire resumed their first innings at 287 for six. However, they could not carry on much as Glamorgan wrapped up the remaining wickets for just 23 runs and dismissed the home team for 310 runs.

With an uphill task of 123 runs behind, Glamorgan were dealt severe blows by Rory Kleinveldt (3-51) and Ben Sanderson (4-31) as the duo shared seven wickets between them to dismiss the visitors for 187 and secured an innings victory for Northamptonshire. The win also gave them six points while Glammorgan managed three.

Kent 298 & 118-4 (Denly 59) v
Gloucestershire 149 (Dent 67)
Division Two, Canterbury, day two

After Gloucestershire resumed their innings at nine for one, Chris Dent (67) gave a promising start but rest of the batsmen failed to support him at the other end. A combined bowling effort from Mitchell Claydon (4-35), James Harris (3-42) and Darren Stevens (2-42) proved vital as they were bowled out for 149.

With a lead of 149 runs, Joe Weatherley (34) and Joe Denly (59 helped Kent take control before they lost couple of wickets at stroke of stumps at which they stretched their lead to 267 runs with six wickets in hand.

Leicestershire 251 & 51-6 (Fletcher 3-14)
Nottinghamshire 329 (Pattinson 89no)
Division Two, Leicester, day two

Nottinghamshire resumed the day at 52 for one but Ben Raine (6-66) applied a lot of pressure and restricted them to 167 for six before a blistering knock from James Pattinson (89 not out) and Stuart Broad (52) helped them recover with a 122 run stand for the eighth wicket. Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 329 as they took a 78 run lead.

In response Leicestershire were rattled by the pace of Luke Fletcher (3-14) while Pattinson (2-21) and Broad (1-9) also chipped away with wickets to reduce the home side to 51 for six at stumps on day two. They still trail by 27 runs with four wickets in hand.

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