Kent cricketers Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway, Lauren Marsh and Tammy Beaumont suffered a Super Sixes exit as England’s women failed to defend their World Cup crown in India.
After suffering a shock group loss against Sri Lanka in their opening game of the tournament and a two-run defeat against Australia, England needed to beat New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday and hope that already-qualified Australia would beat West Indies, in order to reach the final.
However Australia lost their last four wickets for 10 runs to suffer a surprise defeat meaning England’s 15-run win over New Zealand - which included a half-century from skipper Edwards (pictured) was in vain.
Meanwhile Kent skipper James Tredwell will be aiming to help England wrap up a Twenty20 series win in New Zealand on Friday morning.
The Kent captain hit 22 off just 11 balls but his efforts were in vain as England lost in Hamilton on Tuesday. Tredwell took 1-20 from his two overs as the Kiwis posted 192-6. England then fell to a 55-run defeat, with Tredwell their second-highest scorer in a total of 137.
Darren Stevens, meanwhile, continues to impress for Bangladesh Premier League t20 side Dhaka Gladiators.
Stevens will complete the group stage against Chittagong Kings on Thursday night looking to secure their place at the head of the points table.
The Kent all-rounder is second in the league averages with 61 in nine matches – totalling 182 – while ex-Kent colleague Azhar Mahmood, who plays for the struggling Barisal Burners, has averaged 35.
The semi-finals of the competition will be held on Saturday and Sunday with the final on Tuesday night.
Stevens and Mahmood won the competition with Dhaka last season.
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