Kent Spitfires beat Gloucestershire Gladiators in rain affected t20 clash

Wednesday 6th July 2011

Men’s First XI

Kent 79-3 beat Gloucestershire 115-4 by seven wickets (D/L)

Kent Spitfires smashed their way to a seven wicket win against Gloucestershire Gladiators in Bristol, with five balls to spare, to move up the Friends Lifet20 South Group table.

Kevin O'Brien hit an unbeaten 43 as Gloucestershire Gladiators made 116 for 5 in an already reduced 16 over match. The game was then reduced further, meaning that Kent had to reach an adjusted target of 76 from 10 overs.

Joe Denly (23), Rob Key (10) and Azhar Mahwood (20) made a solid start, it was then left to Darren Stevens (11 not out) and Sam Northeast (8 not out) to lead Kent to victory, both striking the ball nicely as Kent won, finishing on 79 for 3 off the first ball of the final over.

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Kent Spitfires return to Canterbury on Friday night fora floodlit match against Sussex Sharks. Gates open at 5pm for a 7pm start. Last Friday’s floodlit match at the St Lawrence Ground was enjoyed by a bumper crowd of 4,000, and this Friday's televised match is likely to be even more popular. Kent and Sussex are both vying for a place in the Friends Life t20 quarter finals. For tickets to Friday night’s floodlitmatch click here. Advance purchase tickets offer significant savings, tickets are also availableat the gate. Purchase your offical Friends Life t20 Tournament Guide at the St Lawrence Ground for £3 including a free scorecard.

The St Lawrence Ground has recently been through a period of redevelopment, with newly developed areas of the ground now in use, including Jonesy's Sports Bar in the Les Ames Stand and the Chiesman Pavilion – click here for the latest development photos.