Back bigger and better for this Winter, the first episode of the revamped Kent Cricket Podcast is available to listen to now!
This past Summer’s Kent Spitfires One Day Cup Podcast gained over 2,000 listens throughout our time playing in sky blue, with listeners from around the globe giving the Club’s podcast several five star reviews for interviews with the likes of Joe Denly, Jack Leaning, Michael Hogan and more.
For the very first episode of the Kent Cricket Podcast, host Cameron Emanuel-Burns welcomes retiring Kent Director of Cricket, Paul Downton. Subscribe now to get each episode delivered to you wherever you get your podcasts.
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In an extended listen, Paul provides a comprehensive insight into his varied career. From the trials of being ECB managing director, to what it was like being captained by the fabled Asif Iqbal.
The episode begins with a discussion about Paul’s playing days. Battling it out with (and learning from) celebrated keepers in Bob Taylor and, Kent favourite, Alan Knott. Playing in the 1987 World Cup Final, and what it was like touring with some of England’s most legendary characters.
The interview moves on to talking about Paul’s time working in cricket administration. The tests of taking over as boss of the ECB, during one of the organisation’s most tumultuous periods – post the infamous Ashes whitewash tour of Australia in 2013/14 – and he reveals the story behind his appointment as Kent’s first Director of Cricket.
The conversation took part on a very special day, Paul’s last at Kent. This is one that not only all Kent fans, but all English cricket fans shouldn’t miss!
Paul discusses the birth of the ‘Kent McSpitfires’ during the 2021 Vitality Blast in the show’s trailer:
The episode is sponsored by the Kent Cricket Community Trust, the charitable arm of Kent Cricket.
The Trust aims to make a positive impact in the Community, by providing opportunities that promote social inclusion and cohesion. With cricket’s unique ability to reach beyond a diverse range of social boundaries, our programmes support social isolation and well-being.
We’re excited to announce the return of the Christmas Carvery, an invitation extended to all Members and supporters of Kent Cricket, at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Monday 4 December.
Traditionally reserved for Members of the Club in years past, this edition will see the invitation once again extended to the Club’s supporters, as well as Members, as a thank you for loyal support shown towards Kent in the 2023 season.
As well as a two-course carvery meal that includes festive favourites, there will also be a Live Q&A session with newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Simon Cook, and Club Captain, Daniel Bell-Drummond.
Guests are asked to arrive at the Chiesman Pavilion from 12 noon for a 12:30 start.
Prices for the Kent Cricket Christmas Carvery are as follows:
- £32.50 for all 2024 Kent Members & Life Members
- £35 for non-Members
To access the Members rate, Life Members will need to re-register for our new ticketing system, by clicking “Register for free”, being sure to use the same email address as the previous system. Annual Members will be able to log in with the account created when setting up 2024 Membership.