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Kent ease to nine-wicket victory in Edinburgh

CLYDESDALE BANK 40, The Grange:
Kent 183-1 beat Scotland 180-6 by nine wickets
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Gordon Drummond/Rob Key
Scotland's Gordon Drummond bowls to Kent skipper Rob Key at The Grange

Kent comfortably earned their long-awaited first victory of the summer as they eased to a nine-wicket CB 40 win over Scotland in Edinburgh.

Scotland had an 87-run fifth-wicket stand between Richie Berrington (68) and Neil McCallum (41) to thank as they made 180-6 from their 40 overs.

But that was never likely to be enough once Kent captain Robert Key and Martin Van Jaarsveld got going at The Grange.

Van Jaarsveld hit an unbeaten 72, aided by Key's 67, as Kent got home on 183-1.

Scotland had shocked Leicestershire by winning at Grace Road in last Sunday's campaign opener.

But, although Kent had not won a match in any competition all season, they made sure lightning did not strike twice, winning with more than nine overs to spare to lift themselves up to fourth in the Group C table.

The wheels looked to have come off early on for the Saltires, when slumped to 71-4, they were revived by two players who had played such an important part in the win at Grace Road.

But, despite Berrington's 68 from 84 balls and McCallum's 41 from 52 balls, it was still a below-par target.

And, despite losing opener Joe Denly, bowled by Majid Haq after 38 from 45 balls, the 111-run partnership between Key and Van Jaarsveld proved too powerful.



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