Kent Second XI lost their last Championship match of the season by 161 runs against Essex at Polo Farm, Canterbury.
Set 268 to win, Kent crashed to 106 all out in their second innings, with 17-year-old Bexley batsman, Harry Turner, making his first appearance for the county’s second team, top scoring with 26.
Essex had scored 266 in their first innings, Will Buttleman, 89, Aaron Beard 66. Fred Klaassen 4 for 23, Harry Podmore 3 for 37.
Skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond then scored an excellent century, 110, with 15 fours and a six in the sides total of 321. Harry Finch also scored 83. Naiv Divivedi 4 for 73, Aron Nijjar 3 for 112.
In their second innings, a century from Feroze Khushi 134, with 10 boundaries and a six, and 64 from Robin Daz saw the visitors to a total of 322. Marcus O’Riordan 3 for 80.
Chasing victory Kent never recovered from a disastrous start, losing wickets at regular intervals, slumping to 50 for 7, before struggling to their final meagre disappointing total. Nijjar took 5 for 44 to give him match figures of 8 for 166, and take Essex to a comprehensive victory.
By Peter Burrowes
Kent Cricket’s Men’s and Women’s squads, coaches, staff, sponsors, stakeholders and Members will once more come together to look back on the 2021 season at this year’s Spitfire Kent Cricket Awards at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.
The Club’s annual awards evening will once again take place ‘in person’ for 2021 on Friday 1 October, after the 2020 edition took place remotely during the first peak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.