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Kent set themselves in a place of order, taking a 300+ run lead against Nottinghamshire. Joe Denly was the real thing for the hosts, hitting a splendid 111 to control his side to an extraordinary position. Daniel Bell-Drummond played the ideal help act, scoring a well-paced 79 and sharing a 152-run remain with Denly.
This after Matt Milnes' heavenly five-wicket take had confined Nottinghamshire to 267 in their first innings. Samit Patel and Chris Nash were the main players to offer any sort of opposition. Patel hit a patient 52 off 157 conveyances, while Nash made a similarly understanding 67 off 168 balls.
Brief scores: Kent 309 & 277/3 (Joe Denly 111, Daniel Bell-Drummond 79) lead Nottinghamshire 267 (Chris Nash 67, Matt Milnes 5-68) by 319 runs.
Yorkshire vs Warwickshire, York
The match among Yorkshire and Warwickshire hangs pleasantly to be decided after the hosts finished the penultimate day at 178 for 7, with a lead of 183.
Prior in the day, Warwickshire was bowled out for 254, with their last five contributing with 88 indispensable runs. Tim Ambrose's 39 and Craig Miles' 27 drops was the request were key for Warwickshire. David Willey and Steven Patterson took three wickets each for Yorkshire.
In answer, Yorkshire lost wickets at standard interims, with just Adam Lyth (37) and Jack Leaning (47*) making significant commitments to take the hosts to 178 for 7. Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Jeetan Patel grabbed five wickets between them.
Brief scores: Yorkshire 259 & 178/7 (Jack Leaning 47*, Oliver Hannon-Dalby 3-50) lead Warwickshire 254 (Dominic Sibley 67, Steven Patterson 3-33) by 183 runs.