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SA's Sean Dickson makes county cricket history

2017-07-05 08:14
Sean Dickson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Sean Dickson smashed a career-best triple century for Kent and was involved in a record stand with former England batsman Joe Denly against Northamptonshire in a County Championship match at The County Ground, Beckenham on Tuesday.

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Dickson, 25, became the first Kent batsman since World War II to pass 300 while his partnership with Denly was a club record for any wicket.

The South African hit 318 off 408 balls and put on 382 in a second-wicket partnership with Denly.

Dickson, who was born in Johannesburg, resumed on 210 in Kent's overnight 434/1.

He spent nearly eight and a half hours at the crease and hit 31 fours and three sixes.

Dickson fell just 14 runs short of Bill Ashdown's Kent individual record of 332, made against Essex at Brentwood in 1934.

Kent declared on 701/7 which was their highest first-class total at home, leaving Northants with an uphill battle to save the match.

At stumps on day two, Northants had reached 180/1.

Dickson, who played for Northerns, moved to England in 2015 and has played first-class cricket for Kent since July of that year.

Dickson has a British mother and holds a UK passport and does not count as an overseas player in the Kent squad.

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