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Kent win by 10 wickets (D/L method)

Kent vs Warwicks

Kent canter past Bears

Davies and Billings star in comprehensive win

Mark Davies: Kent seamer made early inroads

Sam Billings: Kent opener saw his side to revised target with 54 not out

Kent eased to a 10-wicket Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C victory over Warwickshire in a rain-affected clash in Canterbury.

Having reduced the visitors to 94-7 from 26.3 overs when the rain arrived, Kent then chased down their revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 96 from 26 overs with no alarms - Sam Billings cracking 58 not out from 54 balls as they reached their target with 9.3 overs to spare.

But it was their opening bowlers who set the tone early on, with Matt Coles finding Varun Chopra's edge with the eighth ball of the innings.

Mark Davies (3-10) then tore into the top order, quickly removing Will Porterfield and Jim Troughton.

And when Tim Ambrose top-edged an ugly pull-shot to Sam Northeast off the same bowler, Warwickshire were reeling on 9-4.

Darren Maddy (18) and Rikki Clarke (39) restored a semblance of stability to the innings, but they were both bowled when well set and Chris Woakes' (25no) bid to make the score competitive was ruined by the rain.

Billings, 20, then reached his maiden domestic one-day fifty in 47 balls, collecting eight fours with some classy strokeplay either side of the wicket to see Kent to an easy victory.

Match Details

1st Jun 2012
Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bat.
St. Lawrence Ground
R A Kettleborough and R T Robinson


Batsman R
Billings not out 58
Key not out 24
Extras 10w, 4lb 14
Total 16.3 Overs 96 - 0
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Woakes 3 0 18 0
Wright 4 0 26 0
Piolet 3 0 17 0
Maddy 3 0 15 0
Barker 2.3 0 13 0
Patel 1 0 3 0
Full Bowling Card