Kent cruise past Dutch

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A clinical display with the ball set Kent on their way to a seven-wicket Yorkshire Bank 40 victory over the Netherlands at Deventer.

After bowling their hosts out for 101, victory always appeared assured for James Tredwell's men, but their run-chase was hardly a swashbuckling one.

Kent were reduced to 53 for three, yet made it over the line with 97 balls unused in a game reduced to 39 overs a side.

A careful and unbeaten 45 from Brendan Nash got Kent home; Ben Harmison was alongside him at the end.

Paul van Meekeren picked up all three of the Netherlands’ wickets, bowling Rob Key after Sam Billings had holed out cheaply and then getting rid of Darren Stevens for 11.

There were to be no further breakthroughs, however, as the hosts were left to rue a dismal batting performance.

The Netherlands were initially reduced to six for three, Matt Coles having Eric Szwarczynski lbw and Tom Cooper caught behind either side of Wesley Barresi being run out.

A brief revival was followed by another flurry of wickets, which saw the Dutch slide from 40 for three to 55 for seven.

Pieter Seelaar’s 26 was one of only three double-figure scores, while Tredwell finished as the pick of Kent’s attack with 4-22. Stevens finished things off to complete similarly impressive figures of 3-19.

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