Kent trail Surrey by 359 runs going into day four with nine wickets left after following on at Beckenham
The day’s major talking point was when Kent opener Ben Compton had his helmet dislodged after ducking into a ball from Jamie Overton that didn’t climb as high as he expected. Compton’s helmet rattled into the stumps to spark Surrey celebrations but the umpires correctly ruled not out due to a relatively recent ECB regulation.
Batsmen are no longer deemed out when their helmet or a piece of protective equipment hits the stumps and dislodges the bails when playing in domestic cricket, a directive introduced by the ECB in 2020 to improve the safety of batsmen.
It means Compton, who was on 44, at the time survived what was a hostile spell by Overton.