Kent hard done by

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Cricket -

Sam North­east be­moaned the weather and the Duck­worth-Lewis method af­ter Kent’s nar­row de­feat to Glam­or­gan on Sun­day. Kent were forced off by light rain for a 90-minute spell mid­way through their in­nings but af­ter the game was short­ened to 42 overs aside, Sam Billings (106 not out from just 54 balls) and Joe Denly (104 not out) blitzed their way to a to­tal of 290-3. The tar­get for the vis­i­tors was, how­ever, only in­creased to 293 un­der the Duck­worth Lewis method from their 42 overs leav­ing Spit­fires fans and North­east feel­ing hard done by af­ter the vis­i­tors sneaked a three­wicket win with seven balls to spare. North­east ad­mit­ted af­ter los­ing the toss his side had not ‘quite got it right’ with the ball but claimed they had been ‘done on Duck­worth-Lewis.’ He said: “We feel a lit­tle hard done by with their to­tal. I don’t think the DL is meant for this type of 50-over cricket. “When you have so many overs of pow­er­play, it felt a lit­tle un­just. “We had 90% pow­er­play and they had 40-odd overs to have a smash. It didn’t feel quite right. We set our stall out at the be­gin­ning to bat 50 overs. When you have five play­ers in for the ma­jor­ity of the time, it’s pretty tough. “Those type of games you’d like to be chas­ing. We couldn’t have asked any more from the bat­ting unit, though. Sam Billings showed what a class act he is and Joe Denly’s knock was out­stand­ing. The bowlers just didn’t quite get it right.” On Friday, Kent lost by four wick­ets at Hove against Sus­sex in the NatWest T20 Blast – this af­ter a eightrun win over Hamp­shire at the Spit­fire Ground, St Lawrence, two days ear­lier in the same com­pe­ti­tion.

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