Kent Second XI win big in T20 at The Spitfire Ground

Thursday 30th May 2024

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Kent Second XI win big in T20 at The Spitfire Ground

Kent & England batter Zak Crawley bludgeoned 83 runs, off just 36 deliveries, for Kent’s Second XI in their 44-run T20 victory over Essex Second XI at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

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A number of first-team players got time in the middle, in readiness for the start of their Vitality Blast campaign, which begins on Friday 31 May against Middlesex, at the Cloud County Ground in Chelmsford.

Crawley, and Club captain, Daniel Bell-Drummond, put on an opening partnership of 63 runs, in just 5.3 overs, to get the Second XI off to the perfect start, with the innings reaching 214 for 9, from their 20 overs. Crawley smashed seven sixes, and five fours, in his knock, and Bell-Drummond hit 31 runs. Josh Richards 3 for 31, Fahim Bahrami 2 for 33.

Essex Seconds started well in their victory run chase of 215, reaching 106 for 2 in the 10th over, Charlie Allison making 66, with nine fours and three sixes. Feroze Khushi 38, but some excellent Kent bowling restricted the rest of the batters, Marcus O’Riordan taking 3 for 34, and overseas recruit, Beyers Swanepoel 2 for 25, the visitors falling well short of their target, reaching 170 for 8, from their 20 overs, leaving Kent comfortable winners, of the ‘mini’ Battle of the Bridge.

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Kent Second XI’s next Second XI match is away to Middlesex Second XI on Monday 3 June, at Uxbridge Cricket Club, 2pm start.

By Peter Burrowes

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