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Stone assault crushes Kent; CRICKET.

OLLY Stone took a career best five-44 to lead Northamptonshire to a eight-wicket victory against Kent inside six sessions of play at Wantage Road for their first Championship win on home soil since August 2013.

Despite a first day washout, Northants were celebrating victory by 4:50pm on the third day as they needed only nine overs to chase down a target of 46 after Stone's second career five-wicket haul saw Kent bowled out for 151 in their second innings, Joe Denly top scoring with 39.

After four successive championship draws at Wantage Road this season, the fifth game was over inside two days of action, on a pitch that was green and offering some assistance to the bowlers, but not to the extent that saw 15 wickets fall on the third day after 17 on the second.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 23, 2015
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