Kent thrash Surrey by 220 runs at Beckenham in One Day Cup clash

Darren Stevens of Kent bowling back in 2009!
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Surrey won the toss and decided to field at the Kent County Cricket Ground Beckenham, which was a decision they would regret as the day went on.

Kent 384-8 (Heino Kuhn 117, Joe Denly 78, Alex Blake 59; Tom Curran 4-75)

Surrey 164 (Jason Roy 68, Rory Burns 42; Darren Stevens 6-25)

Result -  Kent beat Surrey by 220 runs

There was different kind of deluge in Kent today and it wasn’t rain, it was runs! The Kent batsmen gave Surrey a masterclass in one day batting, hitting a record 384-8 in their allotted overs -  Heino Kuhn 117, Joe Denly 78, and Alex Blake 59 all hitting the ball sweetly with only Tom Curran (4-75) of the Surrey bowlers making any impact, as Kent piled on the runs.

Then the Kent veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens took a List A career-best 6-25 taking Kent to a massive220 run win , with Jason Roy 68 and Rory Burns 42 the stand out batsmen for Surrey in their total of 164 in reply.

Kent batsman Heino Kuhn commented on BBC Radio Kent after the game:

"It's great to contribute and get a win for the team. It was a great pitch to bat on.

"Four wins in a row now, the guys are happy and we just need to take this form into rest of the group games." 

Michael di Venuto, the Surrey Head Coach commented on BBC Radio London:

"It was a poor day and we didn't turn up. In saying that, Kent were pretty impressive.”

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