Surrey Women suffered back to back defeats in their second matchday of the season in the ECB County T20, losing both games to Kent at the Polo Farm in Canterbury.
Aylish Cranstone’s side batted first but lost consistent wickets, with Kent’s Kirstie Gordon opening the bowling and taking 3/20 from her set of four.
Izzy Berry (18) and Kirstie White (15) provided the most resistance but Surrey struggled to build partnerships, ending 93 all out in the final over of the game.
After Eva Gray claimed the early wicket of Sarah Bryce (5), Phoebe Franklin (23) and Grace Scrivens (25) took control of the innings, adding 40 for the second wicket. However, the spin pair of Alice Capsey and Dani Gregory were able to induce a middle order collapse, both taking 2/15 as Kent went from 45/1 to 84/6.
However, Kent limped over the line in the final over, eventually securing victory in Game 1 by three wickets.
The hosts batted first in the second innings and produced a much improved batting performance.
Franklin (51) again dominated the early going but received excellent support from Alice Davidson-Richards, whose unbeaten innings of 67 came off just 37 balls and featured eight fours and two sixes.
After Franklin was caught by Kirstie White off Chloe Brewer, Ryana Macdonald-Gay proved a more than capable replacement, smashing 40* from 26 balls.
In response, Surrey lost lost Maddy Blinkhorn-Jones (5) and Kirstie White (0) in the same over but Chloe Brewer (32) held the innings together, despite regular wickets going down at the other end.
Charlotte Lambert (11), playing just her second game for the Club, saw the game into the final over but Surrey were dismissed for 96 and a loss by 80 runs.
Surrey Women will be back in action, against Hampshire, at Chipstead CC on Bank Holiday Monday (May 2nd).