First Tunbridge Wells Twenty20 Cup match a total success

Monday 22nd June 2009

THE Kent Spitfires have given themselves an excellent chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Twenty20 Cup after a tense eight-run victory over the Hampshire Hawks last night. It was the first T20 match played at the Nevill Ground in Tunbridge Wells and the game proved a major success with more than five thousand spectators thoroughly enjoying some explosive action.

The Kent Spitfires are currently second in the South Division, three points behind the leaders, Sussex Sharks. Kent have the following three matches left to play:

DateOpponents Venue Start time

Wednesday, June 24 Surrey Brown Caps The Brit Oval 17.30

Friday, June 26Hampshire Hawks The Rose Bowl19.00

Sunday, June 28 Surrey Brown Caps Beckenham14.30

Last night“s victory was a special occasion for David Rule, who became the 100,000th spectator at a Twenty20 match in Kent. The Tunbridge Wells resident was presented with a commemorative plaque from when we won the Twenty20 Cup, back in 2007. All-rounder Ryan McLaren, who took a hat-trick in the final, is pictured with Mr Rule, his two sons, and Kent County Cricket Club“s Director of Business Development, Jamie Clifford.

Tickets are still available for our one remaining home T20 group match, against the Surrey Brown Caps at Beckenham. To book your tickets for the game, or find out further information, please call 01227 456886 or visit the official Kent website;