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|Essex 164-6 (20 overs) beat Kent 117 (17.3 overs) by 47 runs|
Reece Topley's 3-19 and Graham Napier's 3-12 helped Essex skittle Kent for 117 after the Eagles earlier reached 164-6.
Owais Shah (59) and Ryan ten Doeschate (31) came together at 75-4 with 11 overs gone and rebuilt Essex's innings.
Napier then dismissed Sam Northeast lbw with the first ball of Kent's reply as the Spitfires lost batsmen regularly.
Topley claimed two victims in the 17th over and Napier returned to finish Kent off with wickets in consecutive deliveries with 15 balls still to bat.