TWO unbeaten centuries helped Worcestershire build a dominant lead over Kent on day two of their Vitality County Championship match at Canterbury.

Jason Holder and Matthew Waite both hit tons that result in Worcestershire holding a considerable advantage over their opponents.

Two early wickets from Joe Leach reduced Kent to just 15 for two, until a late rally saw them finish on 111 for two at stumps but facing a deficit of 507.

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Jack Leaning played a key role in Kent's late surge as they finished not-out on 54 and 43 respectively.

Worcestershire's Holder was unbeaten on 123, while Waite made the century before the visitors declared on 618 for seven in their first innings, with Adam Hose falling just 10 runs short of his team-mates tallies.

Joey Evison had Kent’s best bowling figures taking three for 58, while Matt Parkinson also claimed three wickets for 201 and bowling for 44.5 overs.

Kent finally made a breakthrough in the 117th over after Worcestershire began day two of the contest on 308 for five.

Evison had an initial shout for Ibw against Adam Hose turned away, but then on his next delivery his bowl hit the Worcestershire batsman low on the pad.

Rob Jones was bowled out for 37 when he swished at Matt Parkinson before being caught by Bell-Drummond at first slip.

But nevertheless, Worcestershire found themselves on 424 for seven at lunch before Holder went on a charge when play resumed.

Having glanced Parkinson down the legside for two to reach his half-century, Holder then reached three figures with a single off Leaning.

Waite's innings was more measured, hitting just two boundaries on his way to fifty.

But he then went on a rampage in the second half of his innings, hitting a six to reach 99 before taking a scrambled single to reach his century, at which point the visitors finally declared.

Kent's reply didn't get off to the best of starts when Leach removed Ben Compton, who was caught at slip with the fifth ball of the innings.

Zak Crawley then recorded his fourth single-digit score in five innings when Leach had him caught down the leg side.

But a late flurry from Bell-Drummond and Leaning gave Kent a glimmer of hope as they wracked up 96 runs between them.