Robinson – our biggest win in years
Robinson – our biggest win in years

Kent’s Ollie Robinson believes the five wicket win over Surrey at The Oval is one of the biggest for the side in years.

In their first season back in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship, Kent have shown they can mix it with the best and this week has shown that yet again as they secured their third win of the campaign.

The introduction of 20 year old Robinson into the side has been a revelation for Kent this season and he feels that the victory this week is almost as good as it gets:

“That’s one of our biggest wins in the last few years I’d say, against a very good side. We beat Notts a couple of weeks ago and have backed it up here by winning on Surrey’s turf. It’s pretty special.”

“We knew we only needed a couple of decent partnerships to chase the target, although I can’t deny there weren’t a few nerves when we lost two wickets in the first over.”

“The team is in a really good space at the moment. We are only five points off third place and we’re definitely looking to push on at the right end of the table.”

Meanwhile, Surrey’s Director of Cricket Alec Stewart was left to rue missed chances and another defeat for his side:

“It’s a very disappointed dressing room again. We played some good cricket but not for long enough and that’s been the story of our season so far.”

“We’ve probably played poorly for 40% of the games we have lost and we haven’t shown why we are a good team on a consistent basis. Credit to Kent, they out-bowled, out-batted and out-fielded us.”

“We need to regroup and improve pretty quickly because the game against Notts at Trent Bridge on Saturday is a big one now.” 

Kent now have a few days to prepare for their next County Championship fixture against Hampshire at the Hampshire Bowl beginning on Saturday.