Can Essex do the treble over Kent in one week?


As Essex Men’s First XI prepare to take on Kent Spitfires in the Vitality Blast, they will be looking to finish off what has been a dominant week for Essex against their rivals.

During the past week, Essex Women’s and Ability sides have claimed the Bridge with victories over their counterparts from Kent.

Below is a a full report from each game.

Essex Women v Kent Women
Women’s London Championship
Tory Hill
Sunday 18 June 2023
Essex Women won by 30 runs

Essex Women: Jessica Bird, Yasmin Daswani, Catherine Dalton, Kelly Castle, Matilda Callaghan, Katherine Speed, Grace Poole, Hollie Dring-Richardson, Emily Dack, Prisha Bedi, Sally Chapman

Kent Women: Jemima Spence, Darcey Carter, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Kalea Moore, Megan Sturge, Charlotte Pape, Tilly Corteen Coleman, Megan Belt, Olivia Barnes, Sydney Gorham, Alice Grant

Essex Women recorded their second successive London Championship victory to move ten points clear at the top of the table.

Essex posted a sizable 244 for nine against old adversaries Kent at Tory Hill with Catherine Dalton leading the way with an impressive 109 off 125 balls, an innings that included twelve boundaries.

Jessica Bird hit 35, while Katherine Speed was also among the runs with 30. Ryana Macdonald-Gay was the pick of the Kent attack, returning figures of three for 36 from her seven overs, while Kalea Moore and Tilly Corteen Coleman took two apiece.

Macdonald-Gay did her utmost, scoring 57 off 77 as Kent looked to build some momentum in response. Moore chipped in with 40 and Megan Sturge, 36. However, the target always appeared out of reach for the home side.

Essex deployed seven bowlers. Grace Poole, Prisha Bedi, Hollie Dring-Richardson and Matilda Callaghan each took two wickets helping the visitors home as Kent were dismissed for 214.

Essex Kestrels v Kent
S9 Regional South East
Southfleet C.C
Monday 19 June 2023
Essex Kestrels won by 10 wickets

Essex Kestrels: Phil Law, James Cole, Jack Flowers, Lois Gable, Bradley Donavon (Capt), Harry Willis, Amara Law, Joel Barker, Alex Scott, Alex Seaton, Beth Law, Oliver Kennedy, Jamie Torr

Kent: Nick Niranjan, Jack Rintoul, Ellis Pinn, Ben Cox, Alex Johnson, Jason Cloke, Bevan Brewster-Gajadhar, Ben Agar, Johnny Woodhouse, Ollie White

Essex Kestrels recorded their second S9 Regional South East victory of the season by beating Kent in a low-scoring encounter at Southfleet Cricket Club.

Harry Willis returned supers figures of three for 10, while Amara Law was also in scintillating form with the ball, taking 3/14. Oliver Kennedy got in on the act with 2/0 as the home side were reduced to just 28.

Essex knocked off their target within four overs. James Cole top-scored with 16.