Date TimeSeptember 16, 2019
VoiceAged 43, Darren Stevens hit a double century against Yorkshire at Headinley, while Somerset bowled Hampshire out for 196 8.21pm BST
County cricket: Kents Stevens and Billings share 346 runs – as it happened
As days go, the double centurion Darren Stevens could hardly have wished for better. Aged 43, he was told in July that he would no longer be required by Kent after 15 years at Canterbury. Now, after a special week, he is pretty much the first name on their team sheet and forcing a rethink.
In a game significant only in the battle for third place in Division One, Stevens played the key role in helping Kent recover from 39 for five against Yorkshire to a preposterous 482 for eight. His career best 237 off 225 balls came hot on the heels of a first-innings 88 and 10 wickets in last week’s win over Nottinghamshire and surpasses his previous best of 208 in his lengthy career. 5.14pm BST
Well, with some writing up duties for the paper, that’s me done for today on the blog. This game continues to amaze me. I thought I’d be giving this game little prominence due to the title battle involving Somerset and Essex. How wrong I was. Darren Stevens, take a bow. Catch up soon folks. Enjoy the rest of the day.

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