Cricket: Llong keeps Kent in touch

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Nigel Llong scored his second Championship century of the season at Canterbury where Kent kept their outside title hopes alive against Hampshire.

Llong (105no) was supported by Carl Hooper (84) and Trevor Ward (79), who put on 137 for the third wicket, as well as Mark Ealham (54no) with whom Llong shared an unbeaten stand of 127 for the fifth wicket as Kent closed on 376 for 4.

Yorkshire bowled Nottinghamshire out for 187 at Scarborough and reached 163 for 2 by the close. Chris Silverwood celebrated the award of his county cap with three wickets; Darren Gough also took three.

Mark Alleyne's first Championship century of the season enabled Gloucestershire to recover from 37 for 4 to 326 for 9 against Worcestershire at New Road. Monte Lynch made 70 and Tom Moody took 5 for 66.

Piran Holloway's 109 helped Somerset to 289 for 5 against Middlesex at Uxbridge while Jason Gallian's third century of the season took Lancashire to 337 for 8 at Northampton after Steve Titchard had fallen to the second ball of the match, caught behind by Toby Bailey, making his first-class debut.