Kent all-rounder Marcus Stoinis hailed the Spitfires bowling attack, describing the demolition of Hampshire of one of the best displays he has played in.
The Australia international hit 26 with the bat and took 4/14 to inspire the Spitfires to a fifth T20 win of the season to return to the top of the table.
Alongside New Zealand paceman Adam Milne (3/14), the pair from Down Under ravaged Hampshire’s star-studded top order to seal a 51-run win in Southampton.
The 29-year-old said: “That was a bloody good victory. That is actually one of the best bowling performances that I have been a part of.
“We thought we were a touch below par, but were still just about in the game, but we also knew we had a good bowling attack and were confident.
“I kept saying to the boys I knew this was a good competition but every batter that kept coming out was a bloody good batter. They are a really good side so I am really proud of the boys.”
Stoinis has settled quickly into life during his second stint in the Garden of England after a spell representing the club’s second XI in 2012.
The Australian said of the team spirit: “It feels good. You just want to contribute to a team and it is good to get some wins.
“Me and Adam [Milne] know each other pretty well and we are getting to know each other even better.
“As overseas players it is important to contribute and work together and influence the games as much as we can.”
See the Spitfires at The Spitfire Ground this Sunday (5 August) against Gloucestershire and at The County Ground, Beckenham next Sunday (12 August) against Middlesex. Both matches start at 3pm with gates opening at 1pm.