Gidman: It was my day

Monday 12th February 2018

FGS Plant Tour

Gidman: It was my day

Kent all-rounder Will Gidman hopes his contributions with bat and ball in a fourth consecutive win on the FGS Plant Tour will be a sign of things to come.

His one-day career-best 4/20 cut through the top-order of the seven-time champions before his gritty unbeaten 29 with the bat saw Kent home to a three-wicket win.

Gidman, who turns 33 this week, said: “Sometimes it’s your day. I tried to bowl nice and straight and keep the stumps in play.

“You’ve got to show a nice calm exterior but those small chases can get a bit nervy if you lose a few wickets but James Tredwell came in, nice and calm, and we had a good partnership.

“We should’ve chased down the target a little bit easier but it was nice to reach the target.”

Tour skipper Joe Denly said: “I’m delighted for Will. He’s a top man around the squad and he’s done a great job with the ball. We’re delighted with the win although we made a meal of the chase.

“Two cool heads from Gidman and Tredwell saw us over the line. Starting with myself, playing a pretty average shot to get out, a few of our batters need to have a look at themselves and some pretty average shots which made it tough for ourselves.”

Next up is a match against Jamaica on Wednesday (14 February) at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (1pm GMT).