Kent 116 for 3 (Cox 38 *, Denly 35 *, Smith 3-22) beat Gloucestershire 113 (Damage 55, Hogan 3-13) by 7 arches
A near capacity at Canterbury saw the Kent Spitfires thrashing Gloucestershire by 7 arches in their opening Vigor Blast component of 2023.
The 2021 Champions travelled house with 6.3 overs to extra, shutting on 116 for 3 in respond to the site visitors’ meagre 113 full blast.
With greater than 3700 viewers loaded right into the Spitfire Ground and also standing space just on the financials, Gloucestershire picked to bat.
Leaning after that bowled Miles Hammond for 9 however Damage struck succeeding 6s in George Linde’s very first over, just for Gloucestershire to shed their last 7 arches for simply 31 runs.
Leaning had Ollie Cost captured at long off by Richardson for 12 and also although Damage got to fifty when he gazed Leaning for 4, Hogan began the collapse when he took 2 arches in the tenth over. Damage was up to an acrobatic catch by Sam Payments, that was back behind the stumps after handing Cox the handwear covers for the last 2 National championship, prior to Jack Taylor supplied the wicketkeeper a dolly.
Denly went out Zafar Gohar for 8 prior to James Bracey swiped Stewart to the square leg border, where he was captured by Leaning for 7.
2 rounds later on, Stewart bowled Paul van Meekeren for a duck and also although Smith simply made it through the following distribution, he was out for 4 when he broke Richardson to Cox.
Richardson after that finished up the innings with 21 rounds to save when he had David Payne captured behind for a gold duck.
There was a very early misstep in the run chase when Tawanda Muyeye attempted to drive Cost and also was captured by Hammond at mid-off for 6 however Kent were virtually midway to the target by the end of the powerplay, at 55 for 1.
When Daniel Bell-Drummond was lbw to Smith for 27 it damaged a 52-run collaboration and also Payments was after that out for 6 when he attempted to reverse-sweep Smith and also was up to a balancing catch by Zafar, however that was as close as Kent pertained to a wobble.
With the called for run price under 4 they really did not require to take any type of threats however Cox appeared to be quickly, taking 17 from van Meekern in the 12th over, consisting of a snapped 6 over in reverse square leg. He clambered a solitary of the following sphere to maintain the strike and afterwards slapped Zafar for a significant 6 over right into the Cowdrey Stand to win the video game.