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Div Two: Sam shines in Kent win

Sam Northeast hit his first century of the season as Kent cruised to a six-wicket win against Leicestershire in their LV= County Championship Division Two game at Grace Road.

With Northeast making an unbeaten 112 off 143 balls Kent reached their victory target of 304 half-an-hour before tea on the final day.

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Brendan Nash also made half-centuries as Kent eased their way to 306-4, after starting the day on 66-1 and having what looked a challenging target in front of them.

However, the visitors scored 240 runs in 51.5 overs to make light work that, and the only time Kent looked in any trouble was when they lost two wickets in four overs before lunch.

It was Kent's third win of the season earning them 22 points, while Leicestershire's winless run in the Championship was extended to 26 games. The last time they won was September 2012.

A delighted Stevens said:" It was a good win for us. I think the key session was the 17 overs we faced on the third evening. If we had lost three or four wickets then it could have been hard work for us."