Kent followed on from an encouraging performance against Australia in their Warm-up Ashes match with a convincing eight-wicket win over Leicestershire. Matt Coles provided a pivotal role in securing the clubs victory, with six wickets in the first-innings and a further four in the second.
Charlie Shreck and Ben Raine fought valiantly to score as many runs for Leicestershire after heavy rain the night before, however Coles’ 10-94 was decisive in leaving Kent chasing just 73 runs in their second-innings. Joe Denly scored 37 off 48 balls with Sam Northeast hitting 28 off 25 to start the celebrations just after lunch.
This was Coles’ best performance in a Samurai shirt since returning from Hampshire at the start of the summer, Kent will be hoping to kick on from here for the next part of the season.