Essex’s second string are beaten by Kent

Brian Jeeves

Kent 2nd v Essex 2nd – Second XI T20 South Group – The Spitfire Ground – Report

Kent 2nd 214 for nine (20.0 overs)

Essex 2nd 170 for eight (20.0 overs)

Kent 2nd won the toss and elected to bat

Kent 2nd won by 44 runs

Essex’s second string was on the wrong end of a 44-run Second XI T20 South Group defeat at the hands of a strong Kent side at Canterbury.

Zak Crawley led the way for the home side, hitting 83 off 36 balls during a 53-minute stint in the middle. Jamal Richards proved to be the pick of the Essex attack, returning figures of three for 31 from his four-over spell.

Essex batted out their innings but rarely looked like reaching a target of 215. Charlie Allison top-scored with 66 off 30. His knock included nine 4s and three 6s. Marcus O’Riordan took three for 34 for the experienced hosts.

Kent 2nd: TS Muyeye, SW Billings (Capt)(WK), J Singh, AR Sylvester, Hamidullah Qadri, HZ Finch, MK O’Riordan, Z Crawley, DJ Bell-Drummond, JDM Evison, B Swanepoel

Essex 2nd: RJ Das (Capt), FIN Khushi, CWJ Allison, JA Richards, NRM Thain, LI Georgeson, AS Patel, J Singh Kathuria, S Bear, SML Fernandes (WK), F Bahrami

Umpires: GW Marshall and P Witney

Scorers: AL Bateup and AJ Thurogood

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Brian Jeeves

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