Head Coach Jimmy Adams has named young Kent Spinner Adam Riley in his 12 to face Leicestershire in the County’s first home LV= County Championship match of 2014. In doing so he has given regular spinning option, and current England limited overs player, James Tredwell time out from first team duties.
“We have decided to give Treddy some time away from the spotlight of first-team cricket to concentrate on some technical modifications as he re adjusts to Championship cricket after a winter of ODIs and T20s. At the same time we are happy to have young Adam Riley who is bowling well in the team for tomorrow’s game,' stated Adams.
Riley has been Tredwell’s understudy for a number of years and in his absence returned career best figures, for Kent, bowling against Hampshire in 2013 season – 7/150 in an innings. He recently took nine wickets in a first class fixture against Sussex, playing for Loughborough University, taking 5/62 in the first innings and then followed up with 4/61 in the second.
The rest of the team are unchanged from the Kent 12 who played at New Road, Worcester, in the opening match.
The match begins 11am Sunday, 20 April, at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury.
The full team is:
1. Rob Key (c)
2. Sam Northeast
3. Daniel Bell-Drummond
4. Brendan Nash
5. Ben Harmison
6. Darren Stevens
7. Sam Billings (w)
8. Adam Riley.
9. Mitch Claydon
10. Doug Bollinger
11. Robbie Joseph
12. Charlie Hartley
Mark Davies – torn right bicep, expected to be available for selection in 4 weeks
Calum Haggett – side strain, expected to be available 4-6 weeks
David Griffiths – tricep strain, monitoring
All other players are available for selection.
Tickets for the match are available at the pre-buy adult price of £12, £5 juniors (5 – 15 years), up until 9.00pm the day before. After this point prices change to £15 and £8 respectively. Click here to purchase print at home tickets.
Historic Record: – from Kent perspective.
Kent v Leicestershire at Canterbury
Played 22, Won 9 (41%), Lost 3 (14%), Drawn 10 (45%)