Nottinghamshire’s hopes of retaining the Royal London One-Day Cup are over after a crushing nine-wicket defeat to Kent in the play-off at Trent Bridge.
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Heino Kuhn (124no) smashed an 87-ball century for Kent as the away side topped the Outlaws’ 255-8 with 85 balls remaining to earn a semi-final at Worcestershire on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.55am.
Daniel Bell-Drummond (79) put on 194 with Kuhn for the first wicket, before Joe Denly smashed five sixes and four fours in a 28-ball 52 as the visitors won at a canter.
Kent seamer Harry Podmore (4-57) had earlier helped reduce Nottinghamshire to 23-4 inside 10 overs, before captain Steven Mullaney (90) and Luke Fletcher (53no off 34) lifted the home side.
Mullaney shared a 70-run stand with Samit Patel (27) for the fifth wicket and then added 79 with Billy Root (41) for the sixth, before Fletcher blasted seven fours and two sixes in his maiden List A fifty.
Matt Carter chipped in with 17 during an eighth-wicket partnership of 57 and then claimed the only Kent wicket to fall when he had Bell-Drummond stumped by Tom Moores.
Watch Worcestershire v Kent in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals from 10.55am on Friday on Sky Sports Cricket.
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