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Kent are NatWest Women’s T20 champions

Sunday 24th July 2016

Women

Women's County T20

Kent Women clinched a third NatWest T20 title with back-to-back wins against Middlesex and Warwickshire at The County Ground, Beckenham.

Lydia Greenway reverse-swept successive boundaries to seal a second seven wicket-win of the day after Middlesex beat Warwickshire to set up a tense title decider.

The hosts started the day knowing they must win both matches and restricted Middlesex to 111 after winning the toss before chasing the target comfortably.

In the final match of the day, Warwickshire were invited to bat after Charlotte Edwards won the toss and England T20 international Amy Jones (40) put on 71 for the opening wicket with Georgia Hennessy (37).

Charlotte Pape got the prized wicket of Jones and Australian star Anna Lanning, sister of Southern Stars skipper Meg, either side of Megan Belt's dismissal of Hennessy.

Edwards closed the innings by bowling England international Jenny Gunn with the last ball.

New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates got Kent off to the perfect start – smashing five boundaries in a 32-ball 43 which allowed Tammy Beaumont to play more patiently at the other end, matching the Warwickshire opening stand in one over less.

Warwickshire's Liz Russell removed Bates and then Edwards before Beaumont was bowled by Gunn to leave Kent required 39 from 31 balls.

Former England bat Greenway and all-rounder Alice Davidson-Richards hit 39 in 29 balls to seal victory with just two balls to spare.

Scorecard

Final standings