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2016 Kent Cricket first XI fixtures

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Men’s First Team

The County Championship title race will begin on Sunday 10 April at Worcestershire with all eyes on captain Sam Northeast who will be given the option of bowling first without a toss under the one-year trial for the 2016 season announced last week.

Next summer’s four-day competition will see a significant increase in the number of County Championship matches played in August – up from 15 in 2015 to 32 matches next summer, and there will be a total of 63 County Championship matches in all between Sunday 19 June and Saturday 3 September.

NatWest T20 Blast action will kick off on May 20 – five days later than in 2015 – with the competition’s quarter-finals set for August 8-11 and Edgbaston hosting Finals Day on Saturday 20 August.

Kent Spitfires topped the South Group in 2015 and will hoping for a repeat performance with Somerset the first opponents at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Friday 20 May.

The Royal London One-Day Cup gets underway in early June with the knock-out stages of the competition played during the August summer holiday period before a final at Lord’s on Saturday 17 September.

The competition’s quarter-finals are scheduled for August 17-18, and the semi-finals will take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 28 August and Monday 29 August.

Kent Spitfires start their campaign against Surrey at The County Ground, Beckenham on Sunday 5 June.

Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival takes place on July 15-20 at The Nevill Ground with a NatWest T20 Blast against Surrey and a Championship match against neighbours Sussex.

Canterbury Cricket Week starts on Sunday 31 July with the visit of Gloucestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup followed by a Championship match against Worcestershire.

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APRIL

Tue 5 11am Loughborough MCCU The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence UNI

Sun 10 11am Worcestershire New Road, Worcester CC2

Sun 24 11am Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester CC2

MAY

Sun 1 11am Glamorgan The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence CC2

Sun 8 11am Gloucestershire The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence CC2

Sun 15 11am Northamptonshire County Ground, Northampton CC2

Fri 20 7pm Somerset The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence T20 (F)

Sun 22 11am Derbyshire The 3aaa Ground, Derby CC2

Sun 29 11am Leicestershire The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence CC2

JUNE

Thu 2 TBC Hampshire Ageas Bowl, Southampton T20 (F)

Fri 3 5.30pm Gloucestershire The County Ground, Beckenham T20

Sun 5 10.30am Surrey The County Ground, Beckenham ODC

Wed 8 TBC Hampshire The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence T20 (F)

Fri 10 TBC Sussex Hove T20 (F)

Sun 12 10.30am Glamorgan The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence ODC

Tue 14 10.30am Somerset The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence ODC

Wed 15 2pm Essex Eagles Chelmsford ODC

Fri 17 1 day Glamorgan SWALEC Stadium T20 (F)

Sun 19 11am Glamorgan SWALEC Stadium CC2

Fri 24 7pm Middlesex The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence T20 (F)

Sun 26 11am Derbyshire The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence CC2

Thur 30 TBC Sussex Sharks The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence T20 (F)

JULY

Fri 1 TBC Essex Chelmsford T20 (F)

Sun 3 11am Essex Chelmsford CC2

Thur 7 TBC Somerset Taunton T20

Fri 8 TBC Gloucestershire Bristol T20 (F)

Fri 15 5.30pm Surrey The Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells T20

Sun 17 11am Sussex The Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells CC2

Fri 22 7pm Essex The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence T20 (F)

Sun 24 10.30am Middlesex Lord’s ODC

Sun 24 10.30am Eng Lions v Pakistan A The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence TOM1

Mon 25 10.30am Eng Lions v Sri Lanka A The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence TOM1

Tue 26 2pm Hampshire Ageas Bowl, Southampton ODC (F)

Fri 29 TBC Surrey Kia Oval T20

Sun 31 10.30am Gloucestershire The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence ODC (CCW)

AUGUST

Tue 2 2pm Sussex Sharks Hove ODC

Wed 3 11am Worcestershire The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence CC2 (CCW)

8-11 TBC T20 Blast Quarter Finals

Tue 16 TBC England U19 v Sri Lanka U19 The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence U19 ODI

17-18 TBC RLODC Quarter Finals

Sat 20 T20 Finals Day, Edgbaston

Tue 23 11am Gloucestershire Bristol CC2

28-29 TBC RLODC Semi Finals

Wed 31 11am Sussex Hove CC2

SEPTEMBER

Tue 6 10.30am Northamptonshire The County Ground, Beckenham CC2

Sat 17 TBC ODC Final, Lord’s

Tue 20 10.30am Essex The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence CC2

CC2: County Championship Div 2

RLODC: Royal London One-Day Cup

T20: NatWest T20 Blast

TOM: Tourist Overseas Match (one day)

U19 ODI: England U19s One-Day International

CCW: Canterbury Cricket Week

(F): Floodlit

Match tickets will not be available until spring 2016 so the only way to guarantee your seat is to buy a 2016 Membership fromwww.kentcricketshop.co.uk

All three fixtures will be included in Championship Plus, All Rounder and Spitfire Memberships, available at discounted Early Bird prices until 31 December 2015.