Kent Spitfires reached the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final with a superb nine-wicket win against holders Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge
Career-best figures from Harry Podmore (4/57) and Heino Kuhn’s third century in four matches sealed victory with 14.1 overs to spare.
Spitfires skipper Sam Billings won the toss and had no hesitation in opting to bowl first in overcast and blustery conditions in Nottingham.
Devastating new-ball spells by Matt Henry (1/10) and Harry Podmore (3/25) reduced the hosts to 36 for four after 12 overs.
The Outlaws recovered with a 70-run stand between Samit Patel (27) and top-score Steven Mullaney (90) as spinners Imran Qayyum and Joe Denly managed to restrict scoring.
Qayyum achieved a tournament-best 2/45 before big hitting from tailenders Luke Fletcher (53*) and Matt Carter (17) achieving career-best scores to reach 255-8.
In reply, Heino Kuhn (124*) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (79) added 194 for the opening wicket before Joe Denly blitzed 52* off 28 balls with 48 scored off his last 18 deliveries to clinch victory.
Kent travel to Worcestershire to face the Rapids at New Road on Sunday (17 June) at 11am for a place in the Lord’s final on Saturday 30 June.