Crawley & Dickson stand inspires Leewards win

Tuesday 6th February 2018

FGS Plant Tour

Crawley & Dickson stand inspires Leewards win

Zak Crawley hit a career-best 99* as Kent beat hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes to record back-to-back wins in the FGS Plant Tour in Antigua.

The 20-year-old struck eight fours in a sparkling innings, passing 50 for the second time in three matches on the Caribbean island.

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Sean Dickson’s unbeaten 44 in a unbroken stand of 106 was perfectly paced as Kent reached the target of 184 with 33 balls and nine wickets to spare.

Earlier, Will Gidman and Ivan Thomas struck three times with two wickets for Calum Haggett as Kent made the most of any early assistance after winning the toss.

Mitch Claydon picked up his 50th one-day wicket in a superb spell of 1/10 in six overs as Hurricanes batsmen struggled to settle with Terance Ward (71) the only batsman to score more than 20 runs.

In reply, Daniel Bell-Drummond (39) and Zak Crawley shared an opening stand of 81 in 20.5 overs before a direct hit at the non-striker’s end on a risky single cost the former his wicket.

Crawley reached his second one-day half-century off 84 balls, playing patiently by punishing the bad ball and not taking unnecessary risks.

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