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The Spitfire Sessions: Kent in the ’90s

Mon 18 May 2020


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Four Kent stars from the 1990s will discuss their careers with the county in the next edition of ‘The Spitfire Sessions’ on Monday 18th May.

Kent and England stalwarts Mark Ealham, Dean Headley and Martin McCague will be joined by former Club captain Steve Marsh to talk about playing for the Club during the decade in which Kent secured a National League title in 1995.

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Scheduled to begin at a slightly earlier time of 19:00 following viewer feedback, The Spitfire Sessions will now take place live on Kent Cricket’s official Facebook Page.

This forum is open to all, and the panel will be answering questions put to them by supporters and stakeholders. Supporters are asked to submit questions to the club in advance via e-mail to

From the advanced questions received, a star question will be selected by the panel and awarded with a prize, kindly donated by Shepherd Neame.

Mark Ealham was a Kent player for every year of the 1990s, making his debut for the county in 1989 before leaving for Nottinghamshire in 2003.

Alongside 449 Kent appearances where he averaged over 29.00 with the bat and under 28.00 with the ball, Ealham played 8 Tests and 64 ODIs for England.

He took best figures of 5/15 in an ODI vs. Zimbabwe in 2000, holding a record that still stands today – all wickets were LBW.

Dean Headley moved to the county from Middlesex in 1992 and went on to make 201 appearances for Kent until injury ended his career in 2001.

The renowned swing bowler capable of bowling a heavy ball equalled a world record in September 1996 by taking three hat-tricks in a single English county season.

Headley played 15 Tests and 13 ODIs for England, taking 60 wickets at 27.85 in his Test career.

Steve Marsh spent the entirety of his professional career at Kent, making 613 appearances for the county over an 18-year period.

A prolific wicketkeeper-batsman, Marsh scored over 13,000 runs for Kent and took 1,012 catches, also enacting 97 stumpings with the gloves.

Following the retirement of Mark Benson in 1996, Marsh captained the county until 1998.

Martin McCague spent ten years at Kent between 1991 and 2001. The Northern Ireland-born paceman moved to the county after starting his professional career with Western Australia.

For Kent, McCague took 593 wickets in 276 matches at 26.30, and made his England debut in 1993, going on to make three appearances in Test cricket.

He took 4 for 121 in the first innings of his England debut against Australia, after  his decision to play for England over the Aussies made headlines in both countries.

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