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Paul Farbrace says Kent must improve after heavy championship defeat to Northamptonshire

Kent team director Paul Farbrace
Kent team director Paul Farbrace

Paul Farbrace is refusing to be too upset after Kent’s first LV= County Championship Division 2 defeat of the season, inside three days at Northampton.

Kent's innings and 159-run loss was their heaviest innings defeat for 32 years but director of cricket Farbrace (pictured) said: "We didn’t get too carried away by our first win against Essex, so we aren’t too down about losing

"We got what we deserved and we know it. It’s not where we want to be and our level of performance wasn’t what we would expect. We are not going to make excuses and have just got to get on with it."

Meanwhile, chief executive Jamie Clifford says the St Lawrence Ground will be "operational" for the opening home game against Gloucestershire at Canterbury on Tuesday, but is asking supporters to be patient as redevelopment work continues.

He said: "The public seating areas will be open but car parking inside the ground is only available to those who have already booked and pre-paid. All other cars should be parked at Simon Langton Girls’ School

"Certain other areas, where people are used to walking will be off limits due to re-seeding, while the pavilion and Les Ames Stand will still be closed as work continues on both buildings."

Kent are holding an Open Day on Easter Monday (1-3pm) and admission is free.

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