Another exciting T20 finish for Kent Second XI

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Men’s Second Team

Second XI T20

Another exciting T20 finish for Kent Second XI

For the second successive Second XI T20 match, Kent’s Second XI were beaten by just two runs, in another tight encounter, this time with Middlesex Seconds, at Polo Farm, Canterbury.

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After restricting Middlesex to 153 all out in 18 overs, thanks to some excellent bowling from trialists, Adam Sylvester, and George O’Connor, Kent Seconds, ended their 20-over innings on 151 for 9, just short again of their winning target.

They went into the last over of the match needing 12 runs for a win, but the experienced Middlesex bowler, Martin Andersson, stifled their hopes, by conceding just three runs off five deliveries, before with the match lost, Kent batter Gareth Severin, showed his frustration, hitting a six off the last ball of the match.

Severin, who plays for Hayes in the Kent Cricket League, was 44 not out at the close, with five boundaries, and a six, after he had tried to salvage a mid-innings collapse, which saw Kent Seconds, lose four wickets for 20 runs.

Middlesex hammered 50 runs, off the first 3.4 overs, of their innings, before losing wickets, Josh de Caires 35, Rob White 34, Blake Cullen 32. Welshman Sylvester, who previously played for Derbyshire Second XI, took an impressive 5 for 25 from his four overs, and O’Connor 3 for 34.

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Kent Seconds continue their Second XI T20 campaign against Essex Second XI, on Wednesday May 29, at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, with a 2pm start. Entry is free to members and supporters.

By Peter Burrowes

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