Dis­missal angers Bell-Drum­mond

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Daniel Bell-Drum­mond reg­is­tered his maiden LV= County Cham­pi­onship hun­dred – 101 against Der­byshire – in June. And the young Kent opener ad­mits he missed a great op­por­tu­nity to have scored his first one-day cen­tury in the 59-run Royal Lon­don One-Day Cup suc­cess over Sus­sex at The Spit­fire Ground, St Lawrence, last Wed­nes­day. Bell-Drum­mond scored a one-day ca­reer-best 83 off 103 balls – a knock which passed his pre­vi­ous best, the 61 he scored in the vic­tory against Som­er­set at Taun­ton last month – as his side booked a home quar­ter-fi­nal next week. That game gives the for­mer Eng­land un­der-19 player an­other chance to reach three fig­ures, some­thing he said he should have done against Sus­sex. He said: “I was so an­gry for get­ting out, not only from a per­sonal point of view but also from the team’s per­spec­tive at that stage of the game. “I should have gone on and got to a hun­dred and then pressed on and turned it into a big one be­cause I’d done all the hard work. “It wasn’t the best of in­nings, I needed to bat­tle through it and I did, so that’s why I am so dis­ap­pointed to have missed out.” But at least the in­nings did end a run of low scores in the com­pe­ti­tion for Bell-Drum­mond. Since the 61 against Som­er­set, he scored 18 against Sur­rey, five against Glam­or­gan be­fore he failed to trou­ble the scor­ers against Not­ting­hamshire. Not that Bel­lDrum­mond was overly wor­ried about that run. He said: “I’ve been do­ing a bit of tinkering with my tech­nique, like all play­ers do but it’s been noth­ing ma­jor and I can’t use that as an ex­cuse. “There is always a fine line between suc­cess and fail­ure – ev­ery­one has been there, you just have to for­get about it and fo­cus on your next in­nings.”

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