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Kent Women crowed South East T20 champions and now hope for success in the Women’s London Championship

Kent Women were presented with the South East T20 trophy at the weekend and they are hungry for more.

The Horses were hoping to face Sussex Women in a double header at The Mote, Maidstone on Sunday but the wet weather meant play was cancelled. The title had been wrapped up the previous weekend with a double-header win in Essex.

Kent vice-captain Tash Farrant lifts the South East T20 trophy Picture: Oyster Bay Photography
Kent vice-captain Tash Farrant lifts the South East T20 trophy Picture: Oyster Bay Photography

Kent Women’s head coach Dave Hathrill was delighted to have landed one piece of silverware and is now eyeing another, saying: ”I’m proud of the way that this team has all worked together to bring about such positive results.

“Every player has contributed towards this group win and as a coach, you can’t ask for much more. The brand of cricket this team has played has been really good and I’ve been impressed by everyone.

“We’ve had experienced internationals working wonders alongside homegrown talent during this tournament and that’s something I know our supporters are particularly encouraged by.

“The hard work does not stop here, however. We’re always hungry for silverware and the Women’s London Championship is now our top priority.”

Kent return to 50-over cricket in the London Championship on Tuesday, June 1 against Sussex Women, at the Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells. They beat Essex by 46 runs in their opening match at the start of May.

Grace Scrivens, 17, finished as the South East Group’s top run-scorer in the T20 competition with 191 runs in six matches, including an unbeaten 94.

Alice Davidson-Richards averaged 59.33 in in the competition while Scotland international Sarah Bryce also averaged over 40.00 in her six innings.

Off-spinners Kalea Moore and Megan Belt both took eight wickets apiece for The Horses.

Kent Women were also delighted to have extended their partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. They have sponsored Kent Women since the beginning of the 2015 season.

Kent Cricket’s director of partnerships Andy Griffith said: “I’m really pleased to see such a strong partnership continue into the 2022 season.”

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