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Walker delighted with Kent's latest win

PUBLISHED: 06:41 04 June 2018

Kent's Darren Stevens (left) coach Matt Walker, vice Captain Joe Denly, coach Allan Donald and Will Gidman (right) prepare for a team picture during the media day at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (pic Gareth Fuller/PA)

Kent's Darren Stevens (left) coach Matt Walker, vice Captain Joe Denly, coach Allan Donald and Will Gidman (right) prepare for a team picture during the media day at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (pic Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Kent head coach Matt Walker was delighted to see his side maintain their winning form in the Royal London One-Day Cup with success over Gloucestershire on Sunday.

Centuries from in-form Heino Kuhn (113) and Joe Denly (109 not out) saw the Spitfires chase a target of 323 with seven wickets to spare and ensure their progress into the knockout stage.

And Walker was glad to see their batsmen producing the goods once again, saying: “After we lost the first two games in this we knew we’d played nowhere near our ability and that we needed to score more runs.

“Now, we are batting how we know we can, with confidence and with contributions across the board.

“Joe and Heino have been brilliant up front, Daniel (Bell-Drummond) has made so useful runs and Alex Blake has come in to see us through to the win lines.”

Kent travel to Chelmsford to take on Walker’s former club Essex in their final south group game on Wednesday (2pm) and he added: “We are looking like a side that is growing in confidence every game.

“We have set our bar pretty high in terms of attitude, character and energy on the field and that is starting to bubble through with every match that passes.”

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