Double home setback
Skipper James Tredwell was disappointed by the Spitfires’ second home Friends Life t20 setback inside 48 hours as they fell to a 31-run defeat against Surrey at Canterbury on Sunday afternoon.
Despite a t20-best 61 from Sam Northeast and a trademark blast of 30 from Darren Stevens, seven wickets fell for the addition of 46 runs in the final nine overs as Kent lost momentum when in a good position for the second time in as many games.
Surrey had made a quick start and raced to 66-0 from seven overs. Despite Matt Coles returning to form with 2-20, accounting for Jason Roy and former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting, both caught-and-bowled, Steven Davies hit an unbeaten 95 as the visitors posted 176-3 from 20 overs.
Northeast and Stevens added 55 for Kent’s third wicket but Stevens
‘We’ve shown things in both games. . . but t20 is a game of very small margins’
BIG CALL: Spitfires all-rounder Darren Stevens is given out leg before wicket for 30 off the bowling of Surrey’s