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Kent win by 6 wickets

Warwicks vs Kent

Bears mauled by Kent

Hosts fall apart to the seamers, Stevens finishing with 4-25

Darren Stevens: four-wicket haul

Kent moved level on points with Warwickshire at the top of Group C in the Clydesdale Bank 40 with a six-wicket triumph at Edgbaston.

The Bears - who had previously lost only once in the competition this year - were skittled for just 92 in 30.4 overs, their third lowest one-day score at their ground.

That in itself was something of a recovery after they had found themselves 15-4 and then 57-8 against a Kent seam attack that made the most of helpful conditions in the day-night fixture.

Darren Stevens finished as the pick of the attack with 4-25, though it was Mark Davies and Azhar Mahmood, who both finished with figures of 2-14, who started the rot with a pair of early wickets apiece.

Record low

Simon Cook accounted for Tim Ambrose (10) and Jeetan Patel and when Stevens had Keith Barker caught at second slip, Warwickshire - without England Lions duo Varun Chopra and Chris Woakes and the injured Steffan Piolet - looked in danger of not passing 65, their lowest ever one-day total.

They were at least spared that indignity by Rikki Clarke, the former Surrey all-rounder, actually playing in the game as a batsman only due to a torn abdominal muscle, playing a restrained innings of 35 not out.

Paul Best (15) helped add 27 for the ninth wicket before Stevens - fresh from a five-wicket haul against Derbyshire on Sunday - wrapped up the innings.

Kent may have sensed the chance to complete second 10-wicket hammering of their opponents when Rob Key and Sam Billings put on 26 in five overs.

However, they suffered a wobble when four wickets fell quickly, both openers perishing before Darren Maddy removed Stevens and Sam Northeast cheaply.

Yet any slim hopes Warwickshire may have had disappeared thanks to a fifth-wicket stand of 39 between Azhar (20 not out) and Alex Blake (18no) that guided the visitors over the finishing line with just the 118 balls to spare.

Match Details

13th Aug 2012
Kent won the toss and elected to bowl.
N G C Cowley and J H Evans


Batsman R
Billings c Porterfield b Wright 8
Key lbw b Barker 20
Northeast lbw b Maddy 13
Stevens b Maddy 7
Mahmood not out 20
Blake not out 18
Extras 2nb, 4w, 1b 7
Total 20.2 Overs 93 - 4
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Wright 8 0 36 1
Barker 8 1 26 1
Maddy 4.2 0 30 2
Full Bowling Card