Heino happy to help Kent progress

PUBLISHED: 19:30 14 June 2018

South Africa's Heino Kuhn in batting action (pic Nick Potts/PA)

South Africa's Heino Kuhn in batting action (pic Nick Potts/PA)

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Kent’s Heino Kuhn was happy to score his third century in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup competition to lead the Spitfires into the semi-finals.

Kuhn hit an unbeaten 124 as his side eased to a nine-wicket success over holders Nottinghamshire Outlaws and is hoping Kent can go on to lift the silverware.

He said: “We feel very happy and it’s been a good day. I always play to win trophies and this has brought us a little bit closer.

“Two more games and I think if we can play anywhere near as well as we played today then there’s a good chance we can get to the final and pick up the trophy.

“The bowlers definitely did the hard work today. ‘Podders’ (Harry Podmore) and Matt Henry won us the game and the fielding was good as well. To restrict them to 250 was an unbelievable effort, 300 was par on there. It was a very nice wicket to bat on but all credit must go to the bowlers.

“Daniel (Bell-Drummond) and I go out to bat to enjoy our cricket. I play with intent – if it’s there to hit it, I do – and we run hard as well. That played a big part and batting with Daniel is so nice because we complement each other.”

Harry Podmore was the pick of Kent’s attack with four wickets as Notts were held to 255-8.

And he revealed he wouldn’t have played had Mitch Claydon not tweaked a groin in pre-match practice,

“I wasn’t down to play because this came off the back of a long four-day game and Mitch has been playing in the white ball stuff but unfortunately his groin was a bit sore. So it was nice to get the nod,” said Podmore.

“It was a good toss to win and it was bowler-friendly conditions, so that helped in our favour with our seam bowlers. There was a little bit of nip and with the new ball it skidded on if you hit good areas.

“I’m really enjoying my time at Kent and my aim was to come here and perform and play as much first team cricket as I can and contribute when I do.”


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