Spitfires storm to victory against Gloucestershire Gladiators at Beckenham

Thursday 16th June 2011

Men’s First Team

An unbeaten century from Azhar Mahmood, and five wickets taken in seven ballsby Wahab Riaz, including a stunning hat-trick helped earn Kenta triumphant eight wicket win over Gloucestershire Gladiators at Beckenham with seven balls to spare.

The Pakistan duo were instrumental as Kent cruised to their second Friends Life t20 win of the season, with Mahmood hitting an imperious 106 not out off just 57 balls.

Kent 167-2 (18.5 overs) beat Gloucestershire 166 (20 overs) by eight wickets

To view the EBC Match Report and Scorecard click here

For the BBC Match Report click here

Kent travel to Hove on Friday to take on Sussex Sharks, before returning to Kent for the Spitfires' first home t20 match under the new floodlights at the redeveloped St Laurence Ground in Canterbury. The Spitfires face Middlesex Panthers at 7pmon Saturday 18th June with gates open from 5pm; for tickets to this match please click here.

Kent Cricket are running a 'Boy's Night Out' promotion for this Saturday's match in Canterbury. This offer is available to all – simply enter the promotional code 'spitfire' when you book and you will be entitled to a pint of Spitfire and a sausage roll during the match. You must click here to book this offer through the website.

A 'Girl's Night Out' promotion, again open to all, will be running for the match againstEssex Eagles on 1st July. Full details are available in Extra Cover, which can be viewed in the Community section of the website. Alternatively, you can sign up for our regular e-newsletter, Extra Cover using the option to the right of our homepage.

Photo by Sarah Ansell from SarahCanterbury.com