Result
South Group (N), Canterbury, Jun 18 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
173/6
(19.1/20 ov, target 174)
174/4
Kent won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
15:24
1y
• David Hopps

Northeast sparkles as Kent get back on course

Sam Northeast's prolific season has failed to win recognition in England's Twenty20 squad for the one-off international against New Zealand but he found consolation when his 90 from 52 balls squeezed Kent to a six-wicket victory against Essex at Canterbur

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Scorecard summary
Essex173/6(20 overs)
Kent174/4(19.1 overs)
19.1
1
Bopara to Blake, 1 run
end of over 1918 runs • 1 wicket
Kent: 173/4CRR: 9.1 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Alex Blake2 (1)
Shaun Tait4-0-48-1
Ravi Bopara3-0-27-1
18.6
w
Tait to Northeast, OUT
SA Northeast c Browne b Tait 90 (66m 52b 12x4 2x6) SR: 173.07
18.5
4
Tait to Northeast, FOUR runs
18.4
4
Tait to Northeast, FOUR runs
18.3
4
Tait to Northeast, FOUR runs
18.2
2
Tait to Northeast, 2 runs
18.1
4
Tait to Northeast, FOUR runs
end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
Kent: 155/3CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Alex Blake2 (1)
Sam Northeast72 (46)
Ravi Bopara3-0-27-1
Shaun Tait3-0-30-0
17.6
2
Bopara to Blake, 2 runs
17.5
1
Bopara to Northeast, 1 run
17.4
2
Bopara to Northeast, 2 runs
17.3
w
Bopara to Stevens, OUT
DI Stevens c Pettini b Bopara 11 (14m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00
17.2
1
Bopara to Northeast, 1 run
17.1
1
Bopara to Stevens, 1 run
end of over 1710 runs
Kent: 148/2CRR: 8.7 • RRR: 8.66 • Need 26 from 18b
Sam Northeast68 (43)
Darren Stevens10 (9)
Shaun Tait3-0-30-0
Reece Topley3-0-25-1
16.6
4
Tait to Northeast, FOUR runs
16.5
Tait to Northeast, no run
16.4
2
Tait to Northeast, 2 runs
16.3
4
Tait to Northeast, FOUR runs
16.2
Tait to Northeast, no run
Match details
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
TossKent , elected to field first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast 2015
Player Of The Match
Sam Northeast
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.00, Second Session 20.00-21.30
Match days18 June 2015 - night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Ivan Thomas
Umpires
Nigel Cowley
Neil Bainton
TV Umpire
Russell Evans
PointsKent 2, Essex 0