Tunbridge Wells prove a big hit

    Tunbridge Wells T20 XI team

    Tunbridge Wells were thwarted in their bid to achieve national glory in this season’s NatWest Club T20 competition.

    They reached the last four of the nationwide competition and attended finals day at Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s 3aaa ground in Derby last week. It’s the first time that a side from Kent has even reached the regional heats, let alone gone all the way to finals day.

    But they lost their semi-final against Swardestone from East Anglia, who went on to win the competition later the same day.

    Tunbridge Wells did well to restrict them to 167 for 9 off their 20 overs, with left-arm spinner Fred Florry taking 4 for 26. But they were bowled out for 144 in reply, falling 23 runs short.