Published: 15:08, 13 June 2019
| Updated: 18:46, 13 June 2019
Kent have recorded their lowest first-class score in 37 years at Canterbury this afternoon.
They were bowled out by Somerset in the Specsavers County Championship Division 1 for just 59 in their second innings.
Kent lost eight wickets for just 27 runs in a little over 10 overs during a dreadful 46-minute spell at the crease.
It narrowly beat Kent's effort of 57 at Nottinghamshire in June 1982.
In that game, Kent found themselves 8-6 in their second innings before Chris Cowdrey led a recovery of sorts by top-scoring with 21 in a 10-wicket defeat.
This week's four-day match saw rain wipe out two days against Somerset but Kent's miserable batting has matched the gloomy weather - they trailed on first innings by 30 runs after being bowled out for 139 in just over a session on Tuesday.
Resuming on 24-2 after a delayed start to the fourth day, Kent lost night-watchman Harry Podmore for six before Daniel Bell-Drummond was caught at second slip for a duck.
Heino Kuhn and Sean Dickson (22) both went to catches in the slip cordon and the dismissal of Alex Blake to third slip for just one meant Kent's total was 40-7.
Ollie Robinson and Darren Stevens moved Kent’s score beyond their all-time lowest total against Somerset – 55 scored at Tonbridge in 1926
Stevens made it to double figures but he went for 10 with the score on 59 and he was quickly followed by Grant Stewart and Robinson as Kent were all out in just 26.1 overs.
Lewis Gregory took 5-21 for Somerset to take his tally to 11 in the match, with Craig Overton bagging 3-7 in just four overs.