List of Kent County Cricket Club Twenty20 cricket records

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This is a list of Kent County Cricket Club Twenty20 cricket records; that is, record team and individual performances in Twenty20 cricket for Kent County Cricket Club.

Kent played their first Twenty20 match in the domestic 2003 Twenty20 Cup against Hampshire at Beckenham.[1] The club has played in each of the domestic Twenty20 competitions since, winning the competition in 2007 and finishing as runners-up in 2008. The club plays Twenty20 cricket under the name Kent Spitfires, an allusion to the role of the Supermarine Spitfire in the Battle of Britain during 1940, much of which took place in the skies over the county. As of November 2016 the club has played over 140 Twenty20 matches, including two matches against touring international teams.[2]

Team records[edit]

All records last updated 7 August 2016


The highest partnership for Kent is 151 runs scored for the 2nd wicket by Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast against Surrey at Tunbridge Wells in 2016.[3] This surpassed the previous highest partnership of 150 made earlier in the same season by Bell-Drummond and Joe Denly.[4]

Highest partnership for each wicket
Partnership Runs Players Opposition Venue Season
1st wicket 150 Daniel Bell-Drummond Joe Denly v Somerset St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 2016
2nd wicket 151 Daniel Bell-Drummond Sam Northeast v Surrey Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells 2016
3rd wicket 130 Azhar Mahmood Martin van Jaarsveld v Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester 2011
4th wicket 102* Geraint Jones Darren Stevens v Hampshire Southampton 2009
5th wicket 117 Martin van Jaarsveld Matthew Walker v Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester 2006
6th wicket 108* Sam Northeast Alex Blake v Hampshire Southampton 2015
7th wicket 62 Rob Key Tyron Henderson v Hampshire County Cricket Ground, Beckenham 2006
8th wicket 152 Fabian Cowdrey James Tredwell v Lancashire St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 2015
9th wicket 33* Ryan McLaren Simon Cook v Surrey County Cricket Ground, Beckenham 2007
10th wicket 31 Mitchell Claydon David Griffiths v Essex St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury 2016

Individual batting records[edit]

Five batsmen have scored centuries for Kent in Twenty20 cricket. Nine players have scored more than 1,000 runs for the county in the format with Sam Northeast recording the highest score in 2015.[2]

  • Highest individual score: 114 Sam Northeast vs Somerset at Taunton, 2015
  • Most runs in a season: 641 Sam Northeast, 2015
  • Most career runs: 3,015 Darren Stevens, 2005–present

Individual bowling records[edit]

Two bowlers have taken five wickets in a Twenty20 innings for Kent, Wahab Riaz in 2011 and Mitchell Claydon in 2013.[2] Wahab Riaz and Ryan McLaren are the county's only hat-trick taking bowlers in the format,[2] McLaren doing so in the 2007 Twenty20 Cup final against Gloucestershire, Kent's only Twenty20 final success as of November 2016.[5] Only James Tredwell has taken more than 100 wickets in total for the county as of the end of the 2016 English season.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Twenty20 matches played by Kent, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  2. ^ a b c d Milton H (2016) 'Twenty20 Records' in Reid J (ed) 2016 Kent County Cricket Club Annual, pp.243–247, Canterbury: Kent County Cricket Club
  3. ^ Bell-Drummond's best keeps Kent hopes alive, CricInfo, 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  4. ^ Bell-Drummond, Denly set record in Kent opening-night win, CricInfo, 2016-05-20. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  5. ^ McGlashan A (2007) Kent take Twenty20 in thrilling final, CricInfo, 2007-08-04. Retrieved 2016-11-01.

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