It is turning into a gripping contest at Canterbury after five wickets fell during the morning session on day three of Yorkshire’s match against Kent.

By the interval the hosts had built up a second-innings lead of 130 after impressing with both ball and bat on a gloriously sunny morning.

First they finished off the Tykes’ lower order after just three runs had been added to the overnight score.

Ajmal Shahzad (14) and Oliver Hannon-Dalby (0) were the men out, trapped lbw by Amjad Khan and Azhar Mahmood respectively, to leave David Wainwright stuck on 16 not out.

That left Yorkshire with a 34-run deficit from the first innings and then, despite Kent openers Joe Denly (2) and Rob Key (9) both falling early, Geraint Jones impressively built a substantial advantage.

At lunch he was unbeaten on 53, with Martin van Jaarsveld on 19.

It meant quick wickets would be the order of the day after lunch, otherwise Yorkshire could be set an unlikely victory target of anywhere over 300.