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Day Three Live Scorecard/Day Two Report

Play has begun on Day Three of Derbyshire's LV=County Championship match against Kent at the County Ground.

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Kent took the initiative on Day Two at the County Ground, amassing 265 before dismissing Derbyshire for 132 inside 48 overs.

The visitors then moved to 93-3 at the close with Rob Key 63* and Michael Powell 10*; a lead of 226 with seven second innings wickets in hand.

Earlier, Kent added 27 to their overnight total with Matt Coles (57) and Mark Davies (29) falling to Tim Groenewald and Mark Turner (pictured) respectively; both bowlers ending with three wickets.

Derbyshire’s reply then got off to a shaky start as Wayne Madsen edged a Charlie Shreck delivery to James Tredwell at second slip for a duck.

Matt Lineker (22) and Usman Khawaja (19) then shared what would be the innings’ biggest partnership of 36 before the latter fell to the same Shreck/Tredwell combination.

Lineker followed shortly after, edging to Michel Powell at first slip off Shreck, and when Dan Redfern (0)and Wes Durston (7) fell before Lunch, Derbyshire were perilously placed at the end of the session on 51-5.

A rain shower ensured only a few overs were possible before a delay in the afternoon session, however it was enough time for the hosts’ position to become even more problematic as Richard Johnson was trapped LBW to Darren Stevens for one.

The players were back out at 2:50pm with the loss of six overs and although wickets fell with less regularity, the dismissals of Jon Clare (9) and Tony Palladino (10) saw Derbyshire eight wickets down with less than one hundred runs on the board.

However a resolute and gritty Wainwright found an able partner in Tim Groenewald; the pair seeing Derbyshire past the follow on target.

The two batsmen had added 35 before the latter fell, caught at the wicket of Shreck for 23 to give the former Nottinghamshire man his fourth wicket.

That became five two balls later when Turner fell for 0; Derbyshire 132 all out with a first innings deficit of 133 runs.

Upon resumption, Derbyshire needed quick wickets one duly arrived as the in-form Sam Northeast was trapped LBW to Palladino for six.

Ben Harmison then provided the same bowler with his second; trapped LBW for five having faced 43 deliveries.

The hosts were making further inroads when Brendan Nash was beaten for pace, clean bowled Turner for three with Kent 43-3.

However Key stood firm, passing 50 from 78 balls including eight fours,  as he and Powell guided Kent to 93-3 at the close; a lead of 226.

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