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Essex book themselves a Quarter Final One Day Cup place with win over Kent

Ravi Bopara 125 hits Essex into Quarter Final One Day Cup place

Kent won the toss and decided to field against Essex, in this crucial Royal London One Day Cup fixture for Essex, at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford.

Essex 337-7 (Ravi Bopara 125, Dan Lawrence 115)

Kent 184 (Sean Dickson 51; Jamie Porter 4-37)

Result - Essex beat Kent by 153 runs

After being inserted, the Essex batsmen got off to an unfamiliar sluggish start and at 80-3 were looking in some trouble. However, Dan Lawrence (115), who scored his first List A hundred and Ravi Bopara (125) shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 187 reaching a total of 337-7 in their allotted overs.

In reply, Kent were all out for 184, mainly due to some excellent bowling from Jamie Porter (4-37) and Sam Cook.

By winning today,Essex booked themselves a One-Day Cup quarter-final home tie.

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