YORKSHIRE suffered a tough opening day of their bid to bounce straight back from Division Two of the County Championship.
Kent chose to bat at Headingley and made Yorkshire’s six man attack toil as they passed 300 with only three wickets down.
Openers Rob Key, 97, and Scott Newman, 64, put on 141, a stand only broken by Newman being run out by Andrew Gale.
Key was bowled by Ryan Sidebottom having added 60 with debutant Ben Harmison who was caught by Gary Ballance off Adil Rashid for 45.
But New Zealander Brendon Nash looked assured as he posted his half-century before Ajmal Shahzad dismissed him for 67. Kent closed on 345-5.