HAMPSHIRE trialist Matt Salisbury took nine wickets in a ten-wicket win at Kent in the Second Eleven Championship.

Loanee Joe Weatherley made 53 against his Hampshire teammates after Kent followed on 369 runs behind Hampshire’s 553-8 declared at Polo Farm, Canterbury.

The former England U19 opener, who is on a season-long loan at Kent, top scored with 37 as Kent made164 in their first innings.

But he was caught behind at the beginning of the final day, the first of five second-innings victims for 24 year-old former Essex bowler Matt Salisbury, who finished with a match haul of 9-131.

Unbeaten Hampshire’s third win in four SEC games extends their lead at the top of the south division.

There was also some resistance from Weatherley’s opening partner Zak Crawley (51), while Gerry Fatouros made 121 to ensure that Hampshire needed to bat again.

But Salisbury took the last two wickets in successive overs, ending a frustrating ninth-wicket stand of 91 before finishing with 22.5-5-82-5 as Kent were finally dismissed for 394.

Ian Holland (22-7-72-2) and Brad Taylor (27-4-75-2) and a run out by Tom Alsop accounted for the other batsmen.

Jimmy Adams (5no) and Alsop (1no) completed a comprehensive win that was set up by first-innings centuries from Will Smith and Holland.

Captain Smith made 130 (198 balls) and Holland 192 (240 balls) as Hampshire dominated the first day, with Salisbury (15.3-49-4) making the most of the scoreboard pressure in tandem with new-ball partner Asher Hart (13-5-30-3).

After the loss of Adams (17), Alsop (18) and Ben Duggan (17), Smith and Holland shared a fourth-wicket stand of 220.

All-rounder Holland put on 152 in 24 overs with wicketkeeper Calvin Dickinson, who smashed an 82-ball 86.

Hampshire’s next SEC fixture is against MCCU at Horsham from June 27.