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Northeast: Special credit to our bowlers

Sunday 31st May 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent captain Sam Northeast praised his bowlers despite Kent's best ever team and individual T20 scores as his young side edged out Somerset inspired by West Indies opener Chris Gayle in full flow.

The skipper's 114 was only the third scored a Spitfires batsman in this format as his side secured a fourth win from five games to extend their lead at the top of the NatWest T20 Blast South group table.

Gayle blasted an unbeaten 151 at Taunton but the skipper was quick to praise the Kent bowling attack.

The 25-year-old Ashford batsman said: "I don't know where to start. It was an incredible game and Chris' innings was one of the best things I have ever seen. But special credit has to go to our bowlers who stuck to their plan and kept believing.

"We were trying to get the other batters on strike, but you miss your length against him and it goes out of the park. When the opposition needs 15 an over, you kind of think it's game over.

"But when Chris is out there and it went up to 20 needed off each over, you still know that he can do it. He is an incredible player.

"You are going to have days when it is not going to go right but they are a young side and they keep coming back."

Next up for Kent Spitfires is a clash with Gloucestershire at The County Ground, Beckenham on Friday (June 5) at 5.30pm.

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