Kent & Surrey v Warwickshire - Malta Seniors Cricket Festival
Match 1: Warwickshire Bears maul Kent & Surrey in Festival opener.
Warwickshire 77 for 1 off 15.3 overs (R.Cooper 33*; D.Gardner 1-3, R.Wickson 1-15) defeated Kent & Surrey 76 for 5 off 25 overs (P.Meyers 34*).
In a match reduced to 25 overs due to early morning rain, Warwickshire opened the Festival in style with a comprehensive win against Kent & Surrey by 9 wickets. They lost wickets at regular intervals and never recovered after being 8 for 2 from their first five overs. Peter Meyers held the innings together with a brave 34 not out as Kent & Surrey reached the below average score of 76 for 5. For Warwickshire, Duncan Gardner, Howard Clay and Roger Wickson all captured a wicket apiece.
In reply, Warwickshire made easy work of their target, reaching 77 for 1 with nearly 10 overs to spare. Opener Richard Cooper batted through with 33 not out, while he was well supported by Neil Spragg (20) and Duncan Gardner (19 not out).
Player of the Match: Richard Cooper.
Umpires: Stuart Chilmaid and Keith Boyall.
Scorer: Eric Balakrishnan.
Kent & Surrey v Warwickshire: https://www.crichq.com/matches/623945/print
Players' Leaderboards: https://www.crichq.com/competitions/4087/draws/36757/leaderboards/batting