Impressive Kent are too strong for Essex

Essex 112 (36.5 overs)

Kent 114/0 (17.2 overs)

Essex won the toss and elected to bat

Kent won by ten wickets

Essex suffered a third successive Women’s London Championship defeat as hosts, Kent, roared to a ten-wicket victory at The Mote Cricket Club, Maidstone.

Having won the toss, the Essex order found the going tough against an impressive Kent attack.

Megan Belt led the way for the home side, taking 3/17 from ten overs, while skipper, Tash Farrant, backed up with 2/41.

Kate Midwood’s spritely 28 off 31 balls was the highlight in an otherwise tough time in the middle for Essex. Hayley Brown scored 20, while Jasmine Wesley and Emma Jones cobbled together a last-wicket stand of 29 before Essex were dismissed for 112 inside 37 overs.

Kent opening pair, Grace Scrivens and Sarah Bryce compounded an already difficult task for the visitors’ by swiftly knocking off the target. 

Wicketkeeper/batter Bryce hit a stylish 51, while Scrivens 36 assisted as Kent record a comfortable success. 

Kent: Grace Scrivens, Sarah Bryce (WK), Maxine Blythin, Megan Sturge, Grace Gibbs, Tash Farrant (Capt), Kalea Moore, Jodie Hobson, Hannah Jelfs, Megan Belt, Indigo Gentry

Essex: Beth Dodd, Jessica Bird (WK), Kate Midwood, Kelly Castle (Capt), Hayley Brown, Amy Hills, Clare Heywood, Grace Melhuish, Bella Howarth, Jasmine Wesley, Emma Jones

Umpires: Philip Higgins and Mel Juniper

Scorers: Lin Martin and Trudie Dodd

Points: Kent 4 Essex 0

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Brian Jeeves

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