Kent v Unicorns - Clydesdale Bank 40 - Group C – Live Score and Update
Kent 165 v Unicorns 166/6 - Unicorns won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
In the Clydesdale Bank 40 - Group C match between Kent and Unicorns, the latter won the match by four wickets, successfully chasing a tally of 166 runs needed to win the game, played at St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.
After winning the toss, Kent chose to bat first on a batting track to clobber an unbeatable total; however, their plans received an early shocker on the demise of opener SW Billings, who lost his wicket after scoring only six runs before getting his stumps rooted out of the ground on a delivery bowled by medium-pacer Glen Querl.
Skipper, RWT Key and number-three batsman, AJ Blake then tried to put-up a strong resistance by denying the bowlers their wickets, nonetheless, the partnership met its demise on the departure of Blake, who perished after amassing a tally of 18 runs off 21 deliveries.
The skipper was then the next man to walk off the field as he faltered after scoring 14 runs off 22 deliveries, leaving his side standing on a tally of 41.
The side just kept losing too many wickets without keeping the scoreboard ticking which almost put them in a terrible situation, until SA Northeast jabbed a stupendous knock of 69 runs to save his team from complete annihilation as the side managed to amass 165 runs with one delivery remaining in their 40-over innings.
From Unicorns, Querl was the alpha bowler with four wickets to his name in eight overs.
With a clear target at hand, Unicorns made steady start to their innings with openers JE Ord and MA Thornely clobbering a stand of 35 runs.
Thornely was then the first to lose his wicket as he was dismissed after scoring nine runs, followed by the wicket of Ord, who met his doom after staggering an innings of 31 runs, leaving the team on a tally of 59.
In the latter half of the innings, skipper KA Parsons smashed an unbeaten innings of 46 runs to see his side win the match in 39 overs for the loss of six wickets.