Essex hammer Kent to secure home One Day Cup quarter-final
Essex have qualified for the One Day Cup quarter-final with a 153-run win over Kent.
The reigning County champions will play the third-placed team in the North Group in eight days time, while Kent will travel to the North Group runners-up.
Essex set a target of 338 with Ravi Bopara and Dan Lawrence scoring 125 and 115 respectively. Kent’s bowlers struggled to get rid of their superb partnership with Matt Henry’s figures of 2-59 the highlight for them.
Kent fell nearly two runs per over short of the required run rate. Sean Dickson hit a knock of 51 with Alex Blake scoring 41 but the innings came to an end after 37.5 overs when Bopara caught Henry for 23.
The teams will find out their quarter-final opponents after the North Group concludes on Thursday.