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Hampshire’s Rilee Rossouw puts Royal London Cup out of Kent’s reach

• Hampshire 330-7; Kent 269. Hampshire win by 61 runs
• Sam Billings scores 75 off 60 but four run outs cost Kent

Forty years of hurt and Kent will still be dreaming. Sunny skies, queues around the corner and a crowd of more than 20,000 to witness the occasion. Evidence enough that a final here, despite the growing uncertainty surrounding domestic one-day cricket, retains that magic aura.

While England’s footballers look to rectify 52 years without a trophy however, Kent’s last one-day triumph was in 1978. A Rilee Rossouw century and an unbeaten 75 by their former captain Sam Northeast denied them a title once more, as Hampshire eased to a 61-run victory as Kent suffered the indignity of four run outs.

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