Kent century-maker Heino Kuhn hit a record-breaking fourth century in five matches to guide Kent to the Royal London One-Day Cup final at Lord’s on 30 June.
Only ten players have hit more one-day hundreds for Kent than Kuhn’s exploits in just ten matches for the Spitfires, notching 664 runs at an average of 94.85 so far.
The former South African international said: “To get a century in a semi-final makes it one of the better ones. I’m very happy to have contributed to the team to get us through the semis and to Lord’s.
“We lost a couple of early wickets and that made it a bit tough for me to get going. But Rousey came in for Sam Billings and played a great knock.
“A lot of credit must go to him and then Blakey (Alex Blake) just knocked it around and played a phenomenal innings.
“I was heartbroken when I got out. It just my job to take us through and I was in tears but luckily the boys pulled it through.
“I said when I signed here that I wanted to win trophies and that is exactly what everyone in that dressing room is aiming for.
“We all feel the same and they play like they want to win trophies and this is one step closer and come Lord’s we will be up for every ball.
“I didn’t watch the end. I had my head in my hands but when I looked up the guys were all jumping up and lucky no-one fell off the balcony! It was just high fives and hugs and it was just ecstatic.”