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Rain brings an early end to the Royal London One-Day Cup Group B match between Nottinghamshire and Kent Spitfires at Trent Bridge

09 August 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Kent's hopes of collecting a fourth win of the season in the Royal London One-Day Cup were frustrated by the rain against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Needing 229 to win Kent were 48-2 from eight overs, when rain forced the match to be abandoned.
 
The teams - both of whom remain unbeaten - each received one point, keeping Kent top of Group B, one clear of Somerset ahead of Sunday's match against Warwickshire at Rugby School.
 
After rain had led to a delayed start the match was reduced to 43 overs a-side and Nottinghamshire were 70-2 from 16 overs when the weather intervened again, further reducing the contest to 38 overs.
 
Kent Cricket's Mitch Claydon Picture Barry Goodwin

Kent Cricket's Mitch Claydon Picture: Barry Goodwin

 
Notts had chosen to bat after winning the toss and suffered an early setback when Sam Kelsall (5) was caught by wicketkeeper Sam Billings off Mitch Claydon with the score on 14.
Michael Lumb (37) and Steven Mullaney then added 56 before Lumb fell to Darren Stevens just before the rain break.
 
Claydon claimed his second wicket when he had Mullaney (62) caught by Stevens at 137, and nine runs later Samit Patel (33) was caught by Alex Blake off Ben Harmison.
Riki Wessels hit three fours and two sixes on his way to a brisk 29 before being bowled by Doug Bollinger, who then had James Franklin caught behind for 30 after he had hit two sixes.
 
That left Notts 219-6 and that quickly became 220-7 when Claydon had Sam Wood caught by Stevens for just a single but with Chris Read unbeaten on 18, the home side closed on 228-7. Claydon finished with 3-37 from eight overs, while Bollinger took 2-66 from eight.
 
Kent's reply began badly when Daniel Bell-Drummond fell for a duck to Jake Ball, to the second ball he faced, but Sam Northeast and Ben Harmison (19 not out) then added 43 before acting skipper Northeast fell to Ajmal Shazah for 21.
 
Four runs later the rain returned leaving umpires Nick Cook and Stephen Gale with no option but to abandon the contest at 8.30pm.


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