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Matt Henry stars in Kent's County Championship win at Durham

By Josh Fordham

Matt Henry starred for Kent as they convincingly beat Durham in the Specsavers County Championship Division 2.

The New-Zealand fast bowler took career-best match figures of 12-73 in the match on Kent's way to a nine wicket victory.

It was another low scoring Championship game that was finished inside two days of play at the Emirates Riverside.

Kent ripped through the Durham batting line-up in the first session of day one on Friday. Henry claimed 5-28 as the hosts were bowled out for 91.

Kent Cricket. Picture: Andy Jones.
Kent Cricket. Picture: Andy Jones.

The visitors fared better in their innings with Heino Kuhn hitting a maiden half-century for the club before he was out for 54. Sean Dickson chipped in with 41 as Kent were bowled out for 169 to give a first innings lead of 78.

Before the close of play on day one, Henry took his sixth wicket of the match to get South African batsman Aiden Markram out without troubling the scorers for the second time on the same day.

Quick early wickets at the start of day two saw Durham fall to 39-7 but they recovered to post 170 and leave Kent needing 93 to win. Matt Henry claimed another seven wickets in the second innings, finishing with career best innings figures of 7-45.

Kent chased down the runs with nine wickets to spare, Daniel Bell-Drummond (45 not out) and Heino Kuhn (36 not out) seeing the visitors home.

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