After winning the toss and electing to bat first, K&D posted an imposing total of 198-3 from their 20 overs against a Stratford attack that was missing the services of skipper Chris Whelan and seamer Mike Brown. Leading wicket-taker Tom Grundy skippered the side but was unable to bowl because of injury.

A blistering unbeaten 122 from K&D opener Michael Hill, which was supported by an innings of 59 from Alex Phillips, took the game away from the Panthers who toiled in the evening sun.

Former Australia Under 19 captain Hill has recently played in the Big Bash competition Down Under where he turned out for the Melbourne Renegades.

In reply, Stratford lost crucial early wickets and slumped to just 27-4 after 10 overs before finishing on 81-9 at the end of the 20 overs.

Stratford resume their Third Division promotion campaign with a trip to Fordhouses on Saturday (12noon).