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More than a point to prove

Lydia Greenway says Kent are determined to beat Sussex despite one point being enough to guarantee them regaining the LV= County Championship title.

Kent are 20 points clear of current holders Sussex who they meet in the final round of fixtures on Sunday at Tunbridge Wells.

To secure the one bonus point, Kent need to score 125 runs or take three wickets. However, Greenway insists Kent are more interested in maintaining their 100 per cent win record when they play Sussex.

Lydia Greenway

Lydia Greenway insists Kent will be aiming to beat Sussex despite a point being enough for the title

"We just need one point to win the title," Greenway told ecb.co.uk.

"We've spoken about it and we are going to go for the win. If we do that then the points will look after themselves.

"We want a perfect record this season. We have really improved as the season has gone on. A lot of the younger players have stepped up and shown their potential."

Greenway was unbeaten on four when Kent thrashed Sussex by eight wickets a month ago.

Batting first, Sussex made a paltry 59 with Lynsey Askew and Charlotte Anneveld taking three wickets apiece.

Kent knocked off the required target with little trouble to put them at the top of the table, a position they have held onto ever since.

"When we played them earlier in the season we got full points for a win and they didn't get any bonus points," added Greenway.

"There is a healthy competition between the two sides. There are a lot of good players on each side. Sussex have a lot of big names - Sarah Taylor can win games on her own.

"We have a lot of good players too, like Dee Tress who opens the bowling for us. She has good pace and an excellent attitude. Then there is an Aussie called Charlotte Anneveld - she has a bit about her. Emily Gerke is one to look out for while Tammy Beaumont scored her first hundred recently."

Knitting the side together is captain Charlotte Edwards, who performs the same role with England.

Despite regular contributions with bat and ball, Greenway says Edwards' influence as skipper is just as important particularly with such a young side under her wing.

"It's great that we have Lottie as captain," she added. "She captains just the same as she does when she leads England, wearing her heart on her sleeve. She gets the best out of the players.

"I enjoy playing for Kent. We have a great group of girls who all want each other to do well."

Lydia Greenway

Greenway and Kent team-mate Charlotte Edwards hope to be toasting more success on Sunday