Ladies miss out on more silverware
Charlotte Edwards and her Kent team-mates went agonisingly close to adding another piece of silverware to their collection on Sunday. Kent, who won the Royal London Women’s OneDay Cup last month, missed out on winning the T20 Cup for the second consecutive year on run-rate on finals day in Uxbridge. Hosts Middlesex, Kent and Nottinghamshire all ended the day with one win and one loss. But it was Nottinghamshire’s superior run rate after their 75-run win over Middlesex in the final match of the day which decided the title. Kent lost their opening match against Middlesex by 45 runs. Opener Natasha Miles top scored with 35 as Middlesex made 117-9 after Edwards won the toss and sent them in. Kent could only manage 72 all-out in reply with Edwards, the England captain, top scoring with 15 off 23 balls. In their second and final game, Kent beat Nottinghamshire by two runs in another lowscoring affair. Kent made 103-8 with Tammy Beaumont (25) and Erin Bermingham (25) the major contributors. Laura Marsh then took 3-19 as Nottinghamshire were restricted to 101-7.