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Kent Spitfires win first Vitality Blast title since 2007

Kent Spitfires emerged from Finals Day as the champions. Catch up on the best moments here

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Kent Spitfires win first Vitality Blast title since 2007

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Somerset 153/8 beat Hampshire Hawks 150 by two wickets
Kent Spitfires 168/8 beat Sussex Sharks 147 by 21 runs

Kent Spitfires 167/7 beat Somerset 142/9 by 25 runs

Cox to the fore

Just 20 years of age and lighting up Finals Day. It was a day to remember for Jordan Cox on his first appearance on this stage. Kent had stalled batting first in the final, 118/5 with three overs left. Up stepped Cox, smashing three fours and three sixes from those final overs. Kent added 49 in that time and it proved the difference as the Spitfires won the Blast for the first time since 2007.

Air Jordan

The big stage brings the biggest and best moments, and boy, wasn't Edgbaston treated to one of those. There are relay catches, and then there is what Jordan Cox did. Words can't really do it justice, so take a look for yourself.

Abell more than capable

Cox's wasn't the only spectacular piece of fielding in the final. Tom Abell, despite being on the losing side, pulled off a magnificent piece of athleticism to catch Joe Denly. Running away from the ball and taking it over his shoulder, with the ball in the air so long the batsmen crossed twice, and claiming the catch making it look simple. Sublime.

Bell-Drummond masterclass

That Kent were in the final - their first since 2008 - was thanks to a stunning innings by Daniel Bell-Drummond. No player has ever scored a Finals Day century, but it looked like the former England Lion was about to become the first. Only he and Darren Stevens scored more than 14, but Bell-Drummond was the steady hand from the start. He fell for 82 from 51 balls, but that was more than enough. Four wickets for Fred Klaassen and three for Matt Milnes helped Spitfires defend their total.

Somerset's late blitz

Edgbaston was treated to an epic first game to get Finals Day rocking and rolling. Joe Weatherley was in glorious form, smashing 71 amid regular Hawks wickets on a slow-looking pitch. It looked the match-winning knock even when Tom Abell hit 50, but Somerset's lower order did the job. They needed 54 from four overs and 28 from two, but Ben Green, Craig Overton and match-winner Josh Davey crunched the ball everywhere, and Somerset pulled off a near-miraculous heist.

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