Farbrace previews final game of the season against Steelbacks

Friday 25th September 2009

Kent“s cricketers play their final game of the season tomorrow knowing a victory could see them finish second in the NatWest Pro40 league. The Spitfires finish the season with a home game against Northants Steelbacks at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.

Kent“s new head coach Paul Farbrace is looking to finish the season in style: “It will be interesting to see how Northants approach things. They might be a little flat after failing to earn promotion in the LV County Championship. We will have to wait and see. It is another good opportunity for our younger cricketers. I“m sure they will want to impress and hopefully make a mark for next season.”

Regular wicketkeeper Geraint Jones (pictured) is struggling with a neck injury so Paul Dixey is on standby to replace him behind the stumps. Kent have named the following 13-man squad: Hockley, Northeast, Blake, Jones, Stevens, Kemp (C), Mahmood, Tredwell, Goodman, Ferley, Coles, Edwards, Dixey

Members and supporters coming to tomorrow“s game should leave in plenty of time if coming by rail. Passengers across east Kent face long delays and disruption as work begins to upgrade Faversham railway station across the weekend.

Buses will replace trains on Sunday between Sittingbourne and Selling, Sittingbourne and Whitstable and Sittingbourne and Dover Priory. For more information, please visit www.southeasternrailway.co.uk.

On the plus side, there are plenty of reasons to come along to the game. The club is giving the opportunity to see the LV County Championship Division Two trophy this Sunday. The trophy will be on display for all to see.

The famous Ashes urn will also be here, so you can follow Andrew Strauss and get up-close-and-personal with the little piece of history that England and Australia have been fighting for since 1882.

In addition, the Kent women will be on show with the LV County Championship trophy that they won and the Kent U17“s with parade the league and cup trophies that they achieved during a successful season for Kent cricket.
There is a special incentive for junior members. The first 200 through the turnstiles will receive a free annual as a thank you for your continued support.

The action begins at 12.45 and tickets are still available. You can buy yours on the day at any of the turnstiles.