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Spitfires cruise to comprehensive 36 run victory

The Kent Spitfires got back to wining ways thanks to a 36 run victory over the Gloucestershire Gladiators at Archdeacon Meadow in Gloucester.

The Spitfires reached an imposing total of 218 to chase after the visitors were bowled out for 217 with one ball remaining.

Robert Key (44) and Joe Denly (48) got the Spitfires off to a lightning start thanks to a opening partnership of 84 before Key was bowled by James Franklin in the 8th over.

Denly soon followed but Martin van Jaarsveld (26) and Alex Blake (33) added important contributions as the Spitfires punished the Gladiators bowlers.

In reply the Gladiators got of to a good start with William Porterfield (43) and Chris Taylor (67) offering the biggest threat but the home side lost wickets at regular intervals to end the game short of the Spitfires total.

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