Alex Gidman joins Kent Cricket as Men’s Batting Coach

Thursday 9th February 2023

Men’s First Team

Alex Gidman joins Kent Cricket as Men’s Batting Coach

Kent Cricket is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Gidman as the Club’s Men’s Batting Coach.

Kent Spitfires’ T20 opener is against Gloucestershire at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury on Wednesday 24 May 2023 – entry to all scheduled T20 home matches is included in Kent Cricket Memberships, on sale now.

Gidman joins Kent following a four-year stint as Head Coach at Worcestershire County Cricket Club that included winning the 2018 Vitality Blast, after a 15-year playing career at both Worcestershire & Gloucestershire, captaining the Bristol-based side for five years.

Brother of former Kent cricketer Will, Gidman made over 500 appearances in his professional career, including 194 County Championship matches scoring over 11,000 runs, before retiring in February 2016.

He replaces Ryan ten Doeschate as the Club’s Men’s Batting Coach, who has pursued opportunities in franchise cricket overseas & goes with the Club’s best wishes.

On joining Kent Cricket, Gidman said: “I’m excited to join Kent Cricket ahead of the start of the season.

“I’m looking forward to working with a talented group of players. I hope I can bring my experience as a player, captain and coach to help the team perform across all formats and build on the two trophies they have won over the past couple of years.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton said: “We’re delighted to welcome Alex to the Club.

“He brings a wealth of cricketing experience with him which I have no doubt will be of benefit to all our batters as well as being an important part of the boot room as we head into the 2023 season.”

An extremely limited number of tickets for Kent Spitfires’ matches against Surrey, Essex Eagles & five other South Group rivals have been released via e-mail to those signed-up to a priority window at an exclusive discount on Thursday 9 February before remaining tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 21 February.

Following sell-outs against Surrey & Essex Eagles back in 2019, Kent Cricket is giving its non-Members, & Members who wish to purchase additional tickets, priority access to 500 tickets per Vitality Blast home group stage match to ensure that nobody misses out on seeing the Kent Spitfires in T20 action live in 2023.

Those signed-up for T20 ticket priority have now received their exclusive ticket priority link via e-mail.

2023 Members and Ticket Bundle holders, and 2022 Vitality Blast ticket purchasers, do not need to register for priority access