Kent County Cricket Club wrapped up promotion to the top flight of the LV County Championship after securing the 2nd division title this month.
The Spitfires have been top of division all season, and secured their 1st division status after drawing with Leicestershire at New Road.
Robert Key’s men ensured they only spent a sole season in the competition’s lower tier, having been relegated from the 1st division in the 07-08 season.
Kent overcame the disappointment of missing out on the 20/20 cup, with comprehensive wins against Northamptonshire and local rivals Surrey.
They are also in contention for promotion in the one-day format too, currently lying in third position of the 2nd Division of the Natwest Pro40, just one place short of automatic qualification.
Having enjoyed a four match winning run at the start of the competition, they have since suffered two straight defeats at the hands of Lancashire and Warwickshire, with one match remaining.