Kent County Cricket Club in 2005
played their cricket in Division One of the County Championship and Division Two of the totesport League. They started the Championship at 11-2 to win it, behind Surrey and Warwickshire. Their first first-class game, however, was against the students of Cardiff UCCE
. They fell to 104 for 6 before rain prevented any further play. They had little luck in their first Sunday League game, against Derbyshire
, which was also abandoned through rain.
The match against Warwickshire
was a close one. However, depressingly for Kent they could not finish the match off, and Warwickshire survived for the draw, 9 wickets down. Kent then went on to win their Sunday League game against Leicestershire
narrowly on the Duckworth-Lewis method
. They then drew with Gloucestershire
in the County Championship, before losing to the Warwickshire Bears
on the Sunday.
Kent came close to humiliation in the first round of the C&G Trophy, when they were bowled out for 160, though eventually they came home, dismissing Wiltshire for 151. Kent then made their highest-ever fourth innings total (447 for 9) as they held on for a draw against Hampshire
, before taking advantage of an easy draw in the C&G Trophy, beating Derbyshire by 127 runs to go through to the quarter-finals. There then came a victory over Nottinghamshire
and a close draw against Surrey
in the Championship, which left them fourth at the end of May. They then beat Gloucestershire
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