Source: Kent Cricket

Kent win the South-East Vitality T20 Championship

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Kent walked off with the SE England Vitality T20 championship, enjoying an unbeaten run of six matches. The one disappointment was a rained-off clash with Sussex on 16 May at the Mote Maidstone.

But a week earlier they crossed the Thames to Chelmsford to beat Essex twice soundly.


First Match
Essex 74 (Kalea Moore 3-8, Alice Davidson-Richards 3-9)
Kent 75-5
Kent won by 5 wickets

Second Match
Kent 140-5 (Davidson-Richards 60*, Grace Scrivens 39)
Essex 108-8 (Catherine Dalton 38), Grace Gibbs 5-11)
Kent won by 32 runs

Gibbs’ figures set a new County T20 bowling record

Their young head coach Dave Hathrill praised the squad for their fine performances. It was a team effort, combining the experience of the senior players with highly promising contributions for teenagers such as kalea Moore (9 wickets with her off-spin) and Grace Scrivens (top scorer in the SE with 191 runs in six knocks). They had no need of their absent England players, Tammy Beaumont, Tash Farrant and Fran Wilson, and Alice Davidson-Richards took over captaincy duties.

The Women’s London Championship gets under way at the start of June.

The climax for women’s cricket in Kent comes on Sunday 26 September when England take on New Zealand at the Spitfire Ground Canterbury.