The two tons took Kuhn’s tally in the 50-over competition to 413 runs in eight matches, as his side secured a quarter-final tie against current cup holders, Nottinghamshire, at Trent Bridge on Thursday, 14 June.
Kuhn, who is playing for the outfit as a Kolpak player, scored his maiden one-day hundred (117) for the county on his home ground on June 1 against Surrey. That hundred saw his side cruise home to victory, before they made it five wins on the trot against Gloucestershire on June 3.
Kuhn, who is highly regarded on the county scene, piled on the agony, with another sparkling century at Beckenham. In partnership with Joe Denly, Kuhn broke a Kent List A record for the second wicket, which had stood since 1990.
The right-hander was the cornerstone for Kent’s pursuit of 323, as they trotted in by seven wickets, with all of 21 balls to spare. He plundered a peerless 113, to lay the platform for victory. Kuhn’s white-ball form may yet inspire Kent to another fine cup run, as he continues to glean off runs at the top of the order.
Kuhn, now 34, has been a fixture near the top of run-scoring charts, and he will now look to make hay as the English summer finally warms up and wickets become harder and even better for stroke-making.
Kuhn has long been a source of energy in every side he plays, and his experience is proving telling in the autumn of his career. Capable of going through the gears with ease, even in spite of his diminutive stature, he will be a vital element in Kent’s push for honours in the coming months.