Despite some good performances in two close matches, Kent Second XI suffered defeat in their their T20 games against a much more experienced Glamorgan side at Newport on Monday.
Kent lost the first game by just six runs, and although they were beaten by five wickets in the second match, Glamorgan only won the game, with one delivery to spare.
Captain and wicketkeeper Adam Rouse was the only senior player in the Kent side
In the first match, Glamorgan scored 162/7 from their 20 overs, Jeremy Lawlor scoring 48 with Sheikh taking 3 for 28 and Justin Watson 2 for 33.
Kent could only reach 156/7 to fall just short of the winning total. They needed 13 runs off the last over, which proved too big a challenge. Marcus O Riordan scored 53 with nine boundaries.
The second game saw Kent all out for 168 from 19.1 overs with Justin Watson scoring 30 and Ari Karvelas 27, which included three sixes.
Owen Morgan was 55 not out for Glamorgan as they chased down the winning target reaching 172/5 with that one ball to spare, Justin Watson 3 for 20.
The same Kent team that played in these matches are playing Glamorgan in a three-day Championship game at Newport.