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Kent Women beat Notts and Yorkshire in T20s

Sunday 17th July 2016

Women

Kent Women beat Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in both NatWest T20s at Welbeck keeping their title hopes alive.

The back-to-back wins mean Kent will lift their third T20 trophy if they can beat both Middlesex and Warwickshire at The County Ground Beckenham next Sunday.

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After being invited to field first in both matches, Kent skipper Edwards rotated the attack to great effect to restrict the opposition.

In the first match, Yorkshire were restricted to 101-7 after winning the toss and opting to bat first.

Danielle Hazell’s 43 not out made a game of it after tidy spells from new-ball pair Tash Farrant (1-21) and Laura Marsh (1-16).

The key breakthroughs came from New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates (2/18) who caught-and-bowled England opener Lauren Winfield (18) and partner Hollie Armitage (12), caught Charlotte Pape.

Megan Belt (1/14) was the most economical bowler and Pape picked up the scalp of England bowler Katherine Brunt, a forceful hitter in T20 cricket.

In reply, Kent paced their reply perfectly sealing the win with almost two overs to spare.

Lydia Greenway’s unbeaten 29 off 26 balls saw Kent home after cameos from Bates (18) and Edwards (21).

Scorecard

In the second match, Farrant took 2/6 in four fine overs and Marsh found the edge of Odedra, caught behind by Kent ‘keeper Lauren Griffiths.

White Ferns captain Bates wreaked havoc again with the ball, snaring 3/11 off four overs.

Teenage off-spinner Megan Belt took 4/14 off 19 balls including Notts skipper Jane Smit as Kent skittled the hosts for 51.

In fading light in the Midlands, Kent’s top order stuttered with Sonia Odedra (3/8) and Gordon (2/10) reduced Kent to 16-5 before Tammy Beaumont steadied the ship.

The England opener hit a patient unbeaten 31 off 46 balls to seal a five-wicket win.

Scorecard

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