Spitfires fly high as Kent reach finals day

first_imgFriends Life t20 Twenty20 Cup 2008 Share on Pinterest Topics Share via Email Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Shares11 Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Read more Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Cricket Kent, the holders, made it comfortably through to finals day of the Twenty20 Cup last night, on the way accepting the gift of a 33-run penultimate over served up jointly by Warwickshire’s captain and a 19-year-old opening bowler who was pulled from the attack for bowling two full tosses above waist height.Chris Woakes, who made his Twenty20 debut in May, was ordered to stop bowling by the umpire Rob Bailey when, after three legitimate deliveries, his final over had already gone for 26, including two sixes hit by Darren Share on LinkedIncenter_img Mike Averis at Edgbaston Kent Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Thu 10 Jul 2008 19.01 EDT Warwickshire Share on Twitter First published on Thu 10 Jul 2008 19.01 EDT Spitfires fly high as Kent reach finals day Share on Twitter Stevens, pictured. Woakes, a Birmingham boy who plays for the England Under-19 team, now faces the prospect of three disciplinary points for his two illegal deliveries.The captain, Darren Maddy, back after seven weeks out with a broken thumb, completed the over with mixed results. His first ball shattered Stevens’ stumps and Kent’s top scorer was gone, having hit five sixes, six fours and 69 off 32 deliveries. The second ball went for a single and his final delivery was hit out of the ground by Azhar Mahmood, who, with Stevens, had put on 60 in three overs to lift Kent out of the doldrums of 60 for three halfway through their innings of 175 for six.After losing what looked like a decent grip on this game, which was postponed because of rain on Wednesday, Warwickshire, beaten only once in the preliminary matches, lost what composure remained. Chasing the biggest total set here this season they made 133 for eight, going down by 42 runs. Friends Life t20 Reuse this contentlast_img

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