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Captain Key praises his cup heroes

Sunday 26th July 2009

Spitfires skipper Rob Key was delighted with his side’s display in the field

By Mark Pennell
KENT captain Rob Key praised his bowlers after a superb display in the field took Spitfires to a 56-run quarter final win over Durham and into Twenty20 Cup finals day for a third season on the trot.
After scoring 30 in an opening stand worth 69, Key led the side intelligently to easily defend their 20-over total of 149 for seven by dismissing the Dynamos for a modest 93 inside 18 overs.
Afterwards a delighted Key said: “We thought 150 would be a good score because it was spinning, if you see guys like Gareth Breese and Ian Blackwell turning the ball, then you know there would be something in it for our guys too.
“And the likes of Tredwell and Cook, taking pace off the ball, did superbly for us. What I didn“t expect was for Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell and Azhar Mahmood, the quicker guys, to do as well as they did. It was a magnificent performance by the bowlers.”
Key added: “Wayne is only 19, he“s new to the game here and not a lot have seen him, but I think he will develop into one of the best cricketers around because he“s a really good batsman too.
“Cookie has gone for only 10 runs and once again ‘Tredders“ has chipped in with a three-for, as a captain I couldn“t have asked for more.”

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