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2016 dates for your diary

Friday 1st January 2016

There's lots to look forward to in 2016. Here's our guide to some of the key events in the year ahead…

MARCH

Kent Cricket hospitality tickets are on sale

Tuesday 8: Players report back for pre-season training

Thursday 10 – Sunday 3 April: ICC Men's and Women's World T20 in Bangladesh

Pre-season fixtures start: Kent v Essex (March 23-25), Hampshire (March 29-30), Kent v Durham (March 31-April 1)

APRIL

Friday 1 – Sunday 3: NatWest Cricket Force 2016

Monday 4: AGM

Sunday 10: Specsavers County Championship starts with a match at Worcestershire

Sunday 17: Open Day at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

MAY

Sunday 1: Opening home match against Glamorgan in Specsavers County Championship at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (11am start)

Sunday 15: Kent Women begin Royal London County Championship title bid against Middlesex at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (10.30am)

Thursday 19: England v Sri Lanka Test series starts

Friday 20: NatWest T20 Blast starts with Kent Spitfires v Somerset at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (7pm)

Sunday 29 – Monday 30: Kent Women play Staffordshire and Surrey in a T20 triple header at The County Ground, Beckenham

JUNE

Sunday 5: Royal London One-Day Cup starts with Kent Spitfires v Surrey at The County Ground, Beckenham (10.30am)

Saturday 18: Simply Red play The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (gates 5pm)

Tuesday 21: England v Sri Lanka One-Day International Series starts

Thursday 30: Kagiso Rabada could make NatWest T20 Blast debut v Sussex Sharks at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (7pm)

JULY

Thu 14: England v Pakistan Test series starts

15-20: Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival (Fri 15 – Kent Spitfires v Surrey, NatWest T20 Blast; Sun 17-Wed 20 – Kent v Sussex, Specsavers County Championship)

Sunday 24: Kent Women take on Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire at The County Ground, Beckenham

Sunday 24 – Monday 25: England Lions play Pakistan and Sri Lanka A at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (10.30am)

Sunday 31 to Saturday 6 August: Canterbury Cricket Week (31 – Kent Spitfires v Gloucestershire; Wed 3-Sat 6 – Kent v Worcestershire, Specsavers County Championship)

AUGUST

Monday-Thursday 8-11: NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals, TBC

Tuesday 16: England Under 19s play Sri Lanka U19s at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (10.30am)

Wednesday/Thursday 17-18: Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals, TBC

Saturday 20: NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day, Edgbaston

Wednesday 24: England v Pakistan One-Day International Series starts

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 4: Kent Women conclude their County Championship season at The County Ground, Beckenham (10.30am)

Tuesday 6 to Friday 9: Kent v Northamptonshire in Specsavers County Championshipat The County Ground, Beckenham (10.30am)

Tuesday 20 to Friday 23: Kent conclude Specsavers County Championshipseason against Essex at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (10.30am)

Saturday 24: Kent Cricket Awards, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

OCTOBER

Saturday 15 – Saturday 29: Canterbury Festival

NOVEMBER

Saturday 5: Fireworks Extravaganza at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

DECEMBER

Monday 5: Members' Christmas Carvery