COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE, Tunbridge Wells: Kent 570 drew with Nottinghamshire 462 & 210-3 Kent 9pts, Notts 10pts Match scorecard
Patel hit 10 fours and a six in his unbeaten 76
Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel returned to form as the Division One leaders played out a draw with Kent at Tunbridge Wells.
Patel, who had scored 128 runs in his six previous first-class matches this season, made an unbeaten 76.
His effort helped Notts to 210-3 in their second innings, a lead of 102, when the draw was agreed.
Earlier, Kent's first innings finally closed on 570, Darren Stevens falling for 197 and Andre Adams taking 5-106.
After Kent resumed on 478-6, Stevens had added 16 to his overnight score when he drove loosely and got an inside edge through to wicketkeeper Chris Read to complete Adams' first five-wicket haul in the Championship for Notts.
Malinga Bandara (29) and Simon Cook (26) then shared a ninth-wicket stand of 53 before Paul Franks (2-75) ended the Kent innings.
The visitors lost young opener Alex Hales, caught at deep mid-wicket off Matt Coles, moments before lunch but Patel and Mark Wagh (34) made hay in the afternoon session with a second-wicket stand of 105.
Wagh was bowled playing back to a turning ball from James Tredwell and David Hussey (22) missed a sweep off Malinga Bandara to allow Steven Mullaney to plunder 48 from 47 balls before stumps were drawn.
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