Spitfires end FP t20 campaign on a high with fine win over Somerset

Saturday 17th July 2010

Somerset Sabres v Kent Spitfires
Friends Provident t20 – South Division
18 July 2010. 2.30pm start

Kent Spitfires won by 59 runs

Kent Spitfires: 141 all out, 19.5 overs
Denly 65, Stevens 39, van Jaarsveld 8
Thomas 3-21, Trego 2-19, Willoughby 1-21

Somerset Sabres: 82 all out, 16.5 overs
Suppiah 19*, Kieswetter 15, Trego 15
Tredwell 3-13, Cook 3-13, Stevens 2-23

The Kent Spitfires finished their FP t20 campaign on a high as they beat league leaders Somerset Sabres by a resounding 59 runs at Taunton.

Kent completed their third win in a week in fine style; an impressive bowling display meant the Sabres were dismissed for a measly 82 chasing 142 to win. Batting first the Spitfires posted 141 thanks to Joe Denly’s 65 and Darren Stevens (pictured) who added 39 off just 26 balls. The pair came together with the visitors struggling on 61-4 and they put on 63 for the fifth wicket to lead Kent to a respectable total.

The Sabres, with all their big guns playing, struggled throughout their reply as Simon Cook and James Tredwell excelled – taking three wickets apiece. Cook took the prize wicket of West Indian powerhouse Kieron Pollard, clean bowled for one, and once the all-rounder fell, the Sabres hopes of victory subsided as the Spitfires finished the South Division in seventh position, two points adrift of a qualifying place for the quarter-finals.

Somerset Sabres: Trescothick (C), Kieswetter (W), Hildreth, de Bruyn, Pollard, Trego, Suppiah, Buttler, Thomas, Turner, Willoughby

Kent Spitfires: Denly, Hockley, van Jaarsveld (C), A Mahmood, G Jones (W), Stevens, Blake, Coles, Tredwell, Bandara, Cook

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