Henry hails ‘crazy’ Kent win

PUBLISHED: 08:56 28 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:56 28 May 2018

New Zealand's Matt Henry (pic Nigel French/PA)

New Zealand's Matt Henry (pic Nigel French/PA)

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Kent bowler Matt Henry admitted his side’s one-run win over Hampshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup at the Ageas Bowl was ‘a bit crazy’.

Daniel Bell-Drummond (82) and Sean Dickson (68 not out) led the visitors to 296-4, but Hampshire looked clear favourites for victory as Joe Weatherley hit a century in reply.

The hosts needed just four runs from the last over, but Henry kept his cool and conceded just two and said: “It was a bit crazy really. Defending that we knew we had to crunch the yorker. We managed that and took it deep in the over.

“It coming off for us is excellent as it doesn’t always come off. Being on the right side of that feels excellent.

“There is always that little bit of hope that if you take it to the last over you never know what is going to happen.

“Weatherley batted so beautifully and controlled the innings wonderfully. As a bowling unit we were frustrated we couldn’t tie them up.

“We made it tough on ourselves.”

Victory came at a cost for Kent as South African batsman Heino Kuhn had to retire hurt after being hit on the arm at the non-striker’s end by a full-blooded drive from Bell-Drummond.

Henry added: “It has hit him hard on the elbow and it has ballooned up. Hopefully he can ice it up and be ready for Tuesday.

“I haven’t talked to him yet but he doesn’t mind getting in the way of things.”

Kent are due to return to Canterbury to host Somerset in their next match on Tuesday (2pm).


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