List of Kent County Cricket Club List A cricket records

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This is a list of Kent County Cricket Club List A cricket records; that is, record team and individual performances in List A cricket for Kent County Cricket Club. List A cricket is a limited overs form of cricket usually played over one day.

Kent played their first List A match in the 1963 domestic season against Sussex in the 1963 Gillette Cup at the Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells.[1] The county have competed in List A competitions in every season since 1963 and, as of February 2018, have played just over 1,000 List A matches, including against representative and touring international sides.[2] In January and February 2017 they competed in the 2016–17 Regional Super50, the List A competition of the West Indies domestic season. This was the first time that any English county had competed in an overseas domestic competition.[3] Kent competed again in the competition in 2018.[4][5]

The county have won ten domestic List A competitions, most recently the 2001 National League. Long serving spin bowler Derek Underwood holds the record for most List A appearances for Kent with 377 matches played for the county between 1963 and 1987.[2]

Team records

All records last updated 3 June 2018

Highest partnerships

The highest partnership for Kent was 241 runs for the 2nd wicket between Trevor Ward and Aravinda de Silva made against Surrey at Canterbury in 1995 in a 40 over match.[2]

Highest partnership for each wicket
Partnership Runs Players Opposition Venue Season
1st wicket 229 Trevor Ward Mark Benson v Surrey St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 1995
2nd wicket 241 Trevor Ward Aravinda de Silva v Surrey St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 1995
3rd wicket 208 Carl Hooper Alan Wells v Durham St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 1998
4th wicket 216* Martin van Jaarsveld Darren Stevens v Surrey St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 2008
5th wicket 163 Alan Ealham Bernard Julien v Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester 1977
6th wicket 226 Nigel Llong Matthew Fleming v Cheshire South Downs Road Cricket Ground, Bowdon 1999
7th wicket 88 Matthew Fleming Mark Ealham v Yorkshire Headingley, Leeds 1992
8th wicket 174 Rob Key James Tredwell v Surrey The Oval, London 2007
9th wicket 81 John Shepherd Derek Underwood v Middlesex Lord's, London 1975
10th wicket 64 Matt Coles Matt Hunn v Surrey The Oval, London 2015

Individual batting records

Joe Denly made Kent's highest List A individual score in 2018

Over 100 players have scored a century for Kent in List A cricket since the county began competing in this form of cricket in 1963. The first century for Kent was made by Colin Cowdrey against Suffolk in the 1966 Gillette Cup. Chris Tavaré, Robert Key, Martin van Jaarsveld and Joe Denly have all scored eight centuries in their Kent careers.[2]

The highest individual score for Kent is 150 not out made by Joe Denly in the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup against Glamorgan in May 2018 at Canterbury.[7] Denly surpassed the innings of 147 made by Darren Stevens in the previous year's competition and Andrew Symonds' score of 146 in the 2004 National League.[2][8]

Individual bowling records

Derek Underwood, who played for the county between 1963 and 1987, is Kent's leading wicket-taker in List A cricket

Long serving spin bowler Derek Underwood dominates Kent bowling records in List A cricket, leading the county in wickets taken and, with 530 wickets, is the only player with more than 400 wickets for Kent. Underwood also has the best bowling figures in Kent List A history, with Alan Dixon taking the second best figures for the county, and took five wickets in an innings eight times.[2] Three players have taken hat-tricks for Kent in List A cricket, Richard Ellison, Martin McCague and, most recently in 2015, Matt Coles.[2]

  • Best bowling: 8/31 Derek Underwood vs Scotland at Myreside, Edinburgh, 1987
  • Most wickets in a season: 49, Martin McCague, 1992
  • Most career wickets: 530, Derek Underwood, 1963–1987

See also


  1. ^ List A matches played by Kent, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Milton H (2016) 'Limited-Overs Records' in Reid J (ed) 2016 Kent County Cricket Club Annual, pp.236–242, Canterbury: Kent County Cricket Club
  3. ^ 'Matt Walker's Kent embark on a winter Caribbean odyssey', The Cricketer, February 2017. (Available online)
  4. ^ Kent, Hampshire invited for WI Regional Super50, CricInfo, 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  5. ^ 2018 FGS Plant Tour squad announced, Kent County Cricket Club, 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  6. ^ One-Day Cup: Kent edge past Somerset by two runs, BBC Sport, 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  7. ^ a b One-Day Cup: Denly stars as Kent beat Glamorgan by four wickets, BBC Sport, 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  8. ^ Darren Stevens hits record one-day score as Kent Spitfires lose to Glamorgan in Royal London One-Day Cup, Kent Online, 2017-05-14. Retrieved 2017-05-15.

External links

  • Kent County Cricket Club website
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