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Zak Crawley smashes ton in last-over Second XI Trophy win

Monday 25th July 2016

Teenage batsman Zak Crawley hit an unbeaten century and Imran Qayyum took four wickets as Kent second XI beat Hampshire by a wicket in a Trophy match at the Ageas Bowl.

The 18-year-old struck the winning runs with a tenth boundary in a fine knock of 114 not out as the Kent Cricket Academy graduate almost ran out of partners in carrying his bat.

Useful middle-order contributions for Calum Haggett (24), Marcus O’Riordan (23) and Charlie Hartley (23) helped Kent recover for 36-3 as the right-hander took responsibility to chase down the victory target with just four balls to spare.

It was Crawley’s second century for the second XI following an innings of 105 against Somerset last summer, shortly before signing professional terms with the club.

The Sevenoaks Vine batsman made his second XI debut aged 15 in 2013 and has passed 50 six times in 34 appearances to date.

Earlier, left-arm spinner Qayyum picked up 4/43 in ten overs and Sam Weller took 3/49 with skipper Adam Riley continuing his comeback from injury with 2/50.