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Fabian Cowdrey: We’ll come back stronger

Saturday 15th August 2015

Kent Spitfires all-rounder Fabian Cowdrey vowed to bounce back after a dramatic defeat after the scores were tied in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final against Lancashire Lightning.

His 52-run stand with James Tredwell off 34 balls helped Kent fight back to 142 after sliding to 86-7 before taking a catch off the penultimate ball of the Lancashire chase.

The 22-year-old said: “It’s sad that we didn’t get to Finals Day and we’re all devastated right now, but we’ll come back stronger next year as a unit.

“We were all in the same boat during that last ball and wish now we could have had a super over which is what happens in the event of a tie in other competitions everywhere else around the world, but that wasn’t to be.

“It was a fantastic effort by the lads, you cannot fault anyone in the group because they have all done their best. We had the belief to win this competition but we simply didn’t get enough runs today."

Cowdrey paid tribute to the 7,000-strong Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence crowd who roared as Kent almost pulled off an unlikely win with two wickets in the final dramatic over.

“It was so loud out there that you couldn’t even hear your own thoughts. It was so noisy out there. It was such a shame we didn’t come out on top.

“The bare facts are we didn’t get enough runs. When you’re the side putting runs on the board you can’t be 90 for six or seven, that can’t happen. We got ourselves back into it and nearly did it, almost pulled it off, so credit to the entire side for that."

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