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The Spitfire Sessions: Kent in the 2000s

Mon 27 Apr 2020


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Kent Cricket is delighted to announce that former players Geraint Jones, James Tredwell and Martin Saggers are confirmed as panellists for the second edition of ‘The Spitfire Sessions’.

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This interactive online Kent Cricket forum, the second of ‘The Spitfire Sessions’ series, will take place on Monday 27th April at 17:30. This session will focus around the trio’s time at Kent after the turn of the Millennium. The panel will be answering questions put to them by Kent Cricket supporters and stakeholders, in a forum open to all.

Supporters are asked to submit questions to the club in advance via From the advanced questions received, a star question will be selected by the panel and awarded with a prize, kindly donated by Shepherd Neame.

Geraint Jones, recently a finalist in a poll to find Kent Supporters’ Favourite Wicketkeeper of the first 150 Years of the Club, was behind the stumps for Kent for a majority of the ‘noughties’. A 2007 Twenty20 Cup winner and 2005 Ashes winner with England, Jones also played one-day international cricket for the country of his birth, Papua New Guinea.

James Tredwell is Kent’s highest ever wicket-taker in T20 cricket and was the last Kent player to captain England, against New Zealand in 2013. As well as winning the 2007 Twenty20 Cup, Tredwell played two Tests and 45 ODIs for England, spending his entire county career at Kent.

Martin Saggers also played three Test matches for England in his career, also winning the Norwich Union League in 2001 as a Kent Spitfire and was also a part of the victorious 2007 squad. Now an international umpire, Saggers has been officiating County Championship matches since 2012.

Kent Cricket’s CEO, Simon Storey, said: “Launching The Spitfire Sessions in conjunction with Shepherd Neame has enabled us to open up communication with the Club and allowed us to support the wider community during this period of isolation for many.

“We are fortunate to have an exciting list of players, former players, coaches and guests connected to the Club, and I’m pleased that we have been able to call upon three of them for this second Q&A.

“I’m looking forward to watching this live on Monday as I’m sure Geraint, James and Martin all have a lot of great stories from their time as Kent players.”

A link will be published for the forum on Friday 24th April.

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The Spitfire Sessions are proudly supported by Shepherd Neame >>>