Fixture Type: YB40
Fixture Date: Wednesday 15 May
Start Time: 4:40pm
Results: Lost by 3 wickets
Worcestershire were beaten by three wickets against the Kent Spitfires in their day-night YB40 match at Canterbury.
Following a delay for rain the match began at 7pm, with the match reduced to 25 overs per side, with the Spitfires winning the toss and putting the visitors, who samed the same eleven for the third consecutive match, into bat.
Worcestershire lost the wicket of Moeen Ali, with the second ball of the game, for 0 when he got a leading edge off Mark Davies and was caught at backward point by Brendan Nash.
Then on 13 Daryl Mitchell (4) edged a lifting delivery from Matt Coles to James Tredwell at first slip, Tilan Samaraweera (10) was caught at deep mid-wicket by Sam Billings, who caught the ball then immediately tossed it into the air before he went over the boundary rope and then reclaimed the catch when he returned to the outfield and when Alexei Kervezee, who top-scored with 27, was brilliantly caught one-handed by Ben Harmison, who ran back from mid-off to catch the ball over his right shoulder, the visitors were 50-4 in the 12th over.
Neil Pinner (14) was caught by Davies at mid-off, Gareth Andrew (11) was bowled, Ben Cox, attempting the paddle sweep, was caught at long leg by Darren Stevens for 9, with the score on 85-7, and then two more wickets fell as Brett D'Oliveira was run out for 9, attempting a second to long-on, and Michael Johnson (11) was caught behind by Geraint Jones off Coles (4-20 off 5 overs).
David Lucas (7*) and Jack Shantry (1*) then batted out the remaining overs as Worcestershire ended on 110-9 off their 25 overs.
Needing 111 to win Kent also struggled at the start of their innings when Billings (2) skied a return catch to Shantry, who then, after an earlier appeal, trapped Nash (11) lbw to leave the Spitfires on 19-2 after 5 overs.
Then the home side lost four further wickets as Stevens (2) returned the ball to Andrew, who reached 100 List A wickets, Shantry (3-11 off 5 overs) trapped Harmison leg before for 0, Rob Key (11) was bowled by Mitchell and when Adam Ball (0) drove Mitchell (2-23 off 4.1 overs) to Cox, who went low to take an excellent catch at mid-on, the Spitfires had slumped to 45-6 in the 13th over.
But Kent recovered as Jones and Tredwell put on a crucial 47 for the seventh wicket as they took the home side towards their target and although Jones (30) was caught by Shantry off Andrew (2-20 off 5 overs), with the score on 92-7, Tredwell's unbeaten 42 off 40 balls, with 6 fours and 1 six, saw the home side to victory, with 11 balls to spare, as they ended on 111-7 off 23.1 overs.