Recent Match Report – Kent vs Northants Group 3 2021


Northants take maximum bonus points before teams shake hands

Kent 455 (Stevens 116, Robinson 84, Leaning 79, Cox 62) and 42 for 1 drew with Northamptonshire 434 (Vasconcelos 154, Keogh 124, Podmore 4-77)

Rob Keogh’s resolute century saw hosts Northants through to maximum batting points as their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Kent petered out into a draw on the final day at Wantage Road.

The middle-order stalwart batted a shade over six hours to make 124, including 12 fours, and record his 10th first-class hundred for the county, one more than both current coach David Ripley and former skipper Alex Wakely.

Keogh’s effort ensured Northants raised their fifth batting point off the final ball of the 110th over before they were finally dismissed for 434, 21 in arrears of Kent’s first-innings total of 455. Harry Podmore proved the pick of the visitors’ attack with 4 for 77.

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