Kent ended a run of eight consecutive defeats in one-day finals as they overcame Lancashire to win the Royal London Cup decider at Trent Bridge.
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Darren Stevens was delighted to end Kent career with Royal London title victory.
Batting first, Kent posted a total of 306 runs, with the top contribution of 97 from Joey Evison. Stevens remained unbeaten on 33 off 31, with two fours.
In response, Lancashire bundled out for 285, with Grant Stewart and Nathan Gilchrist picking three wickets each for Kent.
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Earlier, the 46-year-old was denied a contract extension with the Kent team.
It was also due to the fact of him missing most of the games this season due to a groin injury.
Following a title win, Stevens felt delighted by winning two trophies in two years, with a T20 Blast victory in the last season.
He also admitted that he would have loved to carry on playing for Kent in the coming seasons as well.
So far, he has hit more than 25,000 runs and over 800 wickets across three formats.
Lancashire captain Keaton Jennings said:
“We had opportunities to win the game but unfortunately we weren’t quite good enough. There were moments through the game where we could have been better.
“It is a tough pill to swallow”
“We’ve been to two finals this season but it has been a good experience, especially for some of the younger guys.”
Kent’s Joey Evison (Man of the match) said:
“It is always nice to play at Trent Bridge, I had such a good time here, and to play in a Final at Trent Bridge is really special. It has been such a good day.”
“I was disappointed not to get the hundred”
“But if you had suggested to me at the start of the day that I was going to get 97, take two wickets and a catch, I would have bitten your hand off, I couldn’t ask for more.”