A PYROTECHNIC century from Tom Banton helped Somerset coast to a 10-wicket Vitality Blast win over Kent Spitfires on Monday night.

Banton produced his maiden Somerset ton and his highest ever score across all formats, producing an almost chanceless knock of 107*, off just 51 balls and including seven sixes, while Devon Conway chipped in with an unbeaten 51, as Somerset chased down their target with 4.2 overs remaining, closing on 169-0.

Fog swept across the ground for much of Kent’s innings, but if anything it made visibility more difficult for the fielders and had largely cleared by the time Somerset batted.

Lewis Gregory took 4-27 and Craig Overton 2-40 as Kent posted 168-8, with Zak Crawley (39) and Joe Denly (36) their top scorers.

Somerset won the toss and chose to field in ever-thickening mist, but it didn’t seem to affect their eyesight as Kent’s first seven dismissals were all caught.

The hosts made a strong start before Daniel Bell-Drummond (28) gave a return catch to Overton with the final ball of the powerplay, leaving Kent on 53-1.

Crawley was taken by Max Waller at deep mid-wicket off Gregory, who then had Denly caught by Marchant de Lange on the long-off boundary.

Alex Blake (19) skied Overton and was held by a tumbling Gregory, and Jack Leaning (5) holed out to de Lange, caught by Tom Lammonby.

Darren Stevens (8) was snared by Conway off Jack Brooks, and Adam Milne had made just one when he hit Gregory to Will Smeed.

Qais Ahmad (0) hit his wicket trying to scoop Gregory, before Matt Milnes hit a four with the final ball of the innings, leaving Jordan Cox unbeaten on 16.

As the mist cleared, Somerset cantered through the powerplay to 73 without loss, aided by some ordinary fielding.

The visitors may have been without Tom Abell, James Hildreth and Roelof van der Merwe - all injured - but it mattered little with Banton in this kind of form.

Having scored 77 against Hampshire on Friday, the 22-year-old hit Fred Klaassen for six over fine leg to bring up his 50, before passing both his previous highest Blast score of 71 and red-ball score of 79, then reaching his century with a single off Milne.

Conway tied the scores when he drove Milnes for two to reach his 50, and an almost silent St. Lawrence crowd watched Kent subside to their first home Blast defeat of the season, as the New Zealander glanced the same bowler for a single to backward square leg.

Afterwards, Banton said: "I rode my luck to begin with, a few went just over the fielders but that’s cricket for you.

"Some days they’re going to go straight to hand, so I’ll take it.

"I was nervous before the Hampshire game because obviously I had a few low scores.

"I think that’s the nature of how anyone would feel [so] I tried to do exactly what I did in the last game and it came off.”

He added: "Devon’s been giving me a lot of stick recently for my football and cricket!

"But it’s still obviously nice to see one of the best in the world go about it.

"He just kept coming down to me and saying 'come on, let’s see it home, let’s win by 10 wickets', so it’s always nice to have someone like that at the other end."

Somerset are back in action tonight (7pm), away to Essex Eagles.

Somerset are fifth in the South Group standings, with 10 points from eight matches, while Essex are sixth, with seven from nine.