Kent vs Essex

Zimbabwean seamer Scott Brant starred as Essex completed a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Kent.

Brant claimed 4-20 as the Spitfires were bowled out for 125, Shahid Afridi top-scoring with just 25.

And visiting skipper Ronnie Irani hit an unbeaten 64 from 52 balls as the Eagles cruised home with more than four overs to spare at Maidstone.

Graham Napier accompanied him in a second-wicket stand of 87, smashing 38 from 27 deliveries.


Twenty20 Cup, 2004, South Division
Kent v Essex
Mote Park, Maidstone
5 July 2004 (20-over match)

Result: Essex won by 8 wickets
Points: Essex 2, Kent 0

Toss: Kent
Umpires: NA Mallender and G Sharp
Kent innings                                                    R   M   B  4 6
*A Symonds            lbw                b Brant               14  13   9  1 1
Shahid Afridi         c Flower           b Brant               25  24  14  2 1
AGR Loudon            c Clarke           b Brant               14   8  11  3 0
MJ Walker             st Foster          b Clarke               6  11  10  1 0
MA Carberry           c Foster           b Napier               1   5   3  0 0
JL Denly                                 b Middlebrook          4  12  11  0 0
JC Tredwell           c Jefferson        b Cowan               19  24  23  2 0
+NJ O'Brien                              b Middlebrook         12   6   8  1 0
A Khan                c Brant            b Napier              15  11  13  1 1
MJ Saggers                               b Brant                5  10   8  0 0
BJ Trott              not out                                   5   6   6  0 0
Extras                (lb 3, w 2)                               5
Total                 (all out, 19.2 overs)                   125

FoW: 1-38 (Symonds), 2-56 (Loudon), 3-56 (Shahid Afridi),
     4-63 (Carberry), 5-63 (Walker), 6-73 (Denly),
     7-91 (O'Brien), 8-114 (Tredwell), 9-117 (Khan),
     10-125 (Saggers).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Cowan                        4      0     39      1 (2w)
Brant                        3.2    0     20      4
Napier                       4      1     17      2
Clarke                       4      1     18      1
Middlebrook                  3      0     17      2
Bopara                       1      0     11      0

Essex innings (target: 126 runs)                                R   M   B  4 6
A Flower              c Denly            b Trott                1   2   2  0 0
*RC Irani             not out                                  64  58  52  9 0
GR Napier             lbw                b Symonds             38  36  27  4 1
WI Jefferson          not out                                  11  16  12  2 0
Extras                (b 4, lb 1, w 9)                         14
Total                 (2 wickets, 15.3 overs)                 128

To Bat: RS Bopara, AP Grayson, +JS Foster, JD Middlebrook,
        AP Cowan, SA Brant, AJ Clarke.

FoW: 1-6 (Flower), 2-93 (Napier).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Trott                        4      0     34      1
Saggers                      3      0     31      0 (2w)
Khan                         3      0     33      0 (1w)
Shahid Afridi                3.3    0     14      0 (1w)
Symonds                      2      0     11      1 (1w)
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