Hosts collapse after lunch at Canterbury, leaving them bottom of the table
Lancashire 525 (Lamb 125, Wood 119, Bohannon 87, Vilas 53) beat Kent 169 (Crawley 60, Bailey 4-46) and 351 (Bell-Drummond 114, Cox 80, Parkinson 7-126) by an innings and five runs
Lancashire moved top of Group Three after thrashing Kent by an innings and five runs in their LV= Insurance County Championship match at Canterbury.
Daniel Bell-Drummond made 114, but the hosts lost three wickets in the morning session and collapsed from 305 for 4 after lunch, leaving them bottom of the table, having picked up just two bonus points.
With the St Lawrence ground under cloud for the first time this season and buffeted by a north-easterly wind strong enough to blow over advertising hoardings, Kent began the final day on 209 for 1 following on, still 147 in arrears.
Bell-Drummond added just six to his overnight score when he played on to Josh Bohannon and Parkinson then hit Kent with a gut punch, taking two wickets from successive balls. Zak Crawley was lbw for 36 to a full toss that landed on his toe and Jack Leaning was caught and bowled for a golden duck, lingering for several seconds before the umpires agreed the ball hadn’t bounced.
Joe Denly and Heino Kuhn steered Kent to 280 for 4 at lunch, but just as the hosts began to harbour plausible hopes of at least forcing Lancashire to bat again, both were removed by Lamb. Kuhn was lbw for 32 in the 53rd over and in the 55th Denly’s middle stump was sent flying as he was bowled for 31.
Darren Stevens went for a duck in the next over, caught by Rob Jones as he tried to drive Parkinson through extra cover and Matt Milnes was unable to recreate last week’s rearguard against Yorkshire, lasting 27 balls before he was lbw to Parkinson for 14, leaving Kent on 345 for 8 at tea.
Fred Klaassen was on three when he steered a Lamb delivery into his stumps and although he was reprieved when the ball failed to dislodge the bails, Parkinson had him caught by Steven Croft at silly point before he could add to his score. Lancashire sealed the win when Parkinson drew an inside edge from Miguel Cummins and he was caught by Keaton Jennings at short leg.