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22 July 2015.

Several landmarks were achieved at Tunbridge Wells as Kent's batsmen plundered more than 600 runs before dismissing Essex twice in three days for a thumping maximum-points win at the Nevill Ground.

Centuries for Ben Harmison and Sam Billings were followed by career-best figures for Calum Haggett and Matt Hunn to give Kent a 3-2 lead in the battle for the Mike Denness Challenge Shield.

Here are some of the stats behind the record win against our neighbours...

633/8 declared

Biggest Kent total on home soil

Third highest ever Kent innings total (highest: 803-4d v Essex, Brentwood (1934) & 652-7d v Middlesex, Uxbridge (2009).

Second highest LV= County Championship total in 2015 (highest: Lancs 698/5d v Glamorgan, Colwyn Bay)

An innings and 207 runs win

Most decisive win in LV= County Championship in 2015

Second most decisive result at Tunbridge Wells (best: innings & 294 runs v Warwickshire, 1928)

Fifth most decisive result of all time (best: innings & 314 runs v Gloucestershire, Catford, 1909)

Career-best performances

Calum Haggett 4/43 in 2nd inns and 7/97 in match

Tournament best for Sam Billings (100*) and Matt Hunn (4/47)

Season records

50th LV= County Championship wicket for Darren Stevens

Five first innings dismissals by Sam Billings, season-best (6 in match, joint-best with Lancs at Old Trafford)


Kent face Essex  at Tunbridge Wells on Sunday (24 July) in the opening match in the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup.


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