Cricket - Key hits century as Kent win

Robert Key hit a superb century as Kent recorded their fourth win in six Yorkshire Bank 40 games.

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Cricket - Key hits century as Kent win

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Rob Key hit 19 fours and a six in his innings of 144

The Spitfires completed a straightforward eight-wicket win over Holland with more than four overs to spare to close on unbeaten Group A leaders Nottinghamshire. Half-centuries from Wesley Barresi (69), Tom Cooper (54) and Dom Michael (51 not out) took the Dutch to 249 for five but it soon became apparent it would not be enough.

Key put on 115 with opening partner Sam Northeast (35) and 89 with Brendan Nash, who uncharacteristically crashed 57 from 38 balls. The former England international was still there at the end, having made 144 from 121 balls with 19 fours and a six, as his side reached 250 for two from 35.4 overs.

Northamptonshire beat Warwickshire by 36 runs thanks to a superb all-round performance by Steven Crook. The ex-Lancashire man top-scored with 40 in his side's 229 for nine, in which Kyle Coetzer, captain Alex Wakely and Matthew Spriegel all made 35 and Chris Wright took three for 47. Crook then took five for 36 as Warwickshire were dismissed for 193 despite Rikki Clarke's 65.

Surrey earned their second win in Group B with a comfortable 13-run success against Scotland. Vikram Solanki made 109 of Surrey's 237 for five, putting on 119 for the second wicket with Steven Davies (54). Scotland were always well behind the rate despite 59 from Calum MacLeod, but they battled on well and finished up 223 for eight.

Durham beat Derbyshire by 43 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method after rain ended play at Chester-le-Street. Paul Collingwood (79) and Gordon Muchall, with 57 not out from 34 balls, led the hosts to 273 for six and the Derbyshire innings was halted at 70 for three from 16 overs, Graham Onions taking three for 27.

Yorkshire's dismal Group C campaign continued with a six-wicket defeat by Middlesex at Radlett. Phil Jaques made 81 and Adil Rashid an unbeaten 46 from 36 balls but the Vikings' 236 for eight was always insufficient.

Opener Dawid Malan almost saw the job through for Middlesex, making 96 from 88 balls, and Adam Rossington's one-day best of 79 not out took them to 237 for four with 4.2 overs to spare.

Josh Cobb's unbeaten century led Leicestershire to a six-wicket win over the Unicorns. Half-centuries from Tom Lancefield and Garry Park saw the Unicorns to 253 for eight but Cobb followed up his brilliant 130 in Sunday's impressive win over Somerset with 128 not out.

The 22-year-old batted throughout the innings and saw his side home with an over to spare in company with Shiv Thakor, who made 64 not out from 53 balls.

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