Skip to main content

Spitfires lose last-ball thriller in front of capacity crowd at Tunbridge Wells

Friday 17th July 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent Spitfires lost a thrilling NatWest T20 Blast contest at Tunbridge Wells by a single run after a season-best T20 score from Joe Denly and an impressive debut by Matt Hunn.

Calum Haggett was run out attempting a second run to tie the scores off the last ball of the match.

Darren Stevens' 29 off 20 balls included a six of the penultimate ball of his knock before holing out to long-off, leaving Haggett needing two to tie and three to clinch a tenth win of the group stage.

Denly's season-best 70 off 36 balls set up Kent's chase nicely, putting 59 on the board with Daniel Bell-Drummond for the first wicket and another 47 with Sam Northeast.

The Spitfires skipper hit 38 off 29 balls as he and Billings were caught off top edges in successive overs.

Needing 30 off 4 overs, Cowdrey and Blake came and went to Michael Hogan deliveries in the 18th over as Glamorgan sensed a turn-around.

Earlier, Glamorgan skipper Jacques Rudolph won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first on a good batting track in front of a capacity crowd at The Nevill Ground, posting 179 for seven.

Graham Wagg top-scored with 53 off 28 balls as he smashed five sixes and two fours to give the visitors a total to defend.

Mitch Claydon removed Colin Ingram with the last ball of the second over before Hunn added Rudolph to his glamorous list of victims this season.

The 21-year-old ended his maiden T20 match with figures of 3/30, adding the scalps of Chris Cooke and Mark Wallace.

James Tredwell bowled a trademark tidy spell through the middle overs to take 1/22 before Wagg's late salvo.

Click here for the scorecard