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Kent Women beat Surrey at Beckenham

Kent Women capped a fine weekend with a second win in two days with a five-wicket win against Surrey at The County Ground, Beckenham.

England opener Tammy Beaumont hit 53 off 65 balls as Kent reached the victory target with almost 15 overs to spare.

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After winning the toss and fielding first, the hosts restricted the scoring with the new ball before Charlotte Pape and Megan Belt struck three times each to help dismiss Surrey for 142.

Tash Farrant returned to take two wickets and Laura Marsh got the prized wicket of England colleague Nat Sciver for 34.

In reply, Beaumont and New Zealand captain Suzie Bates hit 35 off the first 7 overs before the overseas signing was bowled by Sciver for 12.

England bat Lydia Greenway (30) added 57 for the second wicket before both women fell to Hannah Jones who picked up 4/31.

Skipper Charlotte Edwards hit a brisk 18 off 17 balls before Alice Davidson-Richards (16*) and Lauren Griffiths (6*) saw Kent home.


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Royal London One-Day County Championship results, Monday 30 May: Somerset bt Berkshire, Sussex bt Middlesex, Yorkshire bt Staffordshire.