To celebrate Kent retaining their Specsavers County Championship Division One status, Day Three of Kent Cricket’s final home match of the season at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence against Hampshire will be FREE ENTRY when booked in advance.
The match, due to start on Monday 23rd September, will also be Kent’s last match of the 2019 season. Day Three is scheduled for Wednesday 25th September (10:30 start), and “free” tickets will still need to be ordered through the Kent Cricket website.
The gate entry price on Day Three will be half price at £10, saving £10 on usual prices.
Despite being amongst the bookies’ favourites to be relegated back to Division Two at the start of the season, Kent achieved Division One survival earlier this month away at Nottinghamshire, picking up a 227-run victory.
Kent now look above themselves in the table, with their last two matches against the two teams above them. Another win, this time a club-record 433 run victory over Yorkshire, makes the match against Hampshire a would-be “third-place” playoff, with extra prize money from the County Championship at stake.
Kent Cricket’s CEO, Simon Storey, said: “Together, all of the staff and players here at the club felt it right that we celebrate our success this season in the County Championship with our members, supporters and the wider community.
“The increased interest in cricket in the county following England’s successful summer, along with our bumper attendances for the Vitality Blast, shows that we still have a great opportunity to grow the game here in Kent.
“Having secured our top flight status, we are keen to showcase Division One cricket and make it as accessible as possible to many more people across the county.
“Next season promises to be another exciting one for Kent Cricket and this offer means new cricket fans have a taste of a top level County Championship match before membership for 2020 goes on sale.”