- Stat Attack
Kent v Essex
o Essex have lost just one of their last nine matches against Kent (W4, D4).
o Division Two champions Essex have won their last two away games by an innings margin, never before have they won three on the bounce by this margin.
o Essex will return to Division One for the first time since 2010 having secured promotion in the last round of games; since the divisional split they have never managed to stay in the top flight in back to back seasons.
o The retiring Graham Napier is the top wicket taker in the division this season with 63, overall he has 69 in first class cricket this season, by far his most productive campaign since his debut in 1997.