Kent announce squad to face Leicestershire in LV= CC match at the St Lawrence Ground

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Men’s First Team

Kent announce squad to face Leicestershire in LV= CC match at the St Lawrence Ground

Kent have named a 12 man squad ahead of their LV= County Championship match against Leicestershire at the St Lawrence Ground.

Jimmy Adams’ men maintained their unbeaten start to the championship season last week when they played out a draw against Northants to cement their third spot in division two – 26 points behind leaders Derbyshire.

Leicestershire, their latest opponents, were also involved in a stalemate last week as they drew with Essex at Grace Road. The result means the Foxes remain second from bottom, having recorded 44 points from their six games.

Brendan Nash tops the Kent averages after making a fine start to his county career. The 34 year-old has scored 295 runs at 59 to prove what a shrewd acquisition he has been. Captain Key is also in fine form for Kent averaging 56.80 from five championship outings this term and all-rounder Matt Coles continues his role as Kent’s strike bowler. The paceman’s 22 wickets have led to England Lions recognition and he will be looking to add to his tally this week. Winter recruit Charlie Shreck has also impressed with the new ball, claiming 19 victims.

For the Foxes, fast bowler Robert Joseph, released by Kent over the winter, took 12 wickets on debut and has added another six since to top their bowling charts. The form of Joseph has seen him secure a contract until the end of the season at Grace Road.

The Kent squad remains largely unchanged for this match, though Scott Newman makes way for Sam Northeast in the line-up. A stand of 50 in 14 overs between Brendan Nash and Sam Northeast(69) was one of the highlights of the Kent innings duringtheir Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Unicorns on Sunday.

With both sides in need of the points, and fine weather forecast for Canterbury this week, an enthralling contest looks likely as Kent look to maintain their division two promotion charge.

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The full squad to face Leicestershire will be:

Rob Key

Sam Northeast

Ben Harmison

Brendan Nash

Mike Powell

Darren Stevens

Geraint Jones

Matt Coles

Mark Davies

Charlie Shreck

James Tredwell

Chris Piesley

Photo: Sarah Ansell

Ground Information

The Simon Langton Girls' School Car Park is set to reopen for this match, having been closed recently due to persistant rain. On-off parking here is £8 unless you have a Simon Langton Parking Pass.

One off on-site parking at the St Lawrence Ground is available for £15.

The Dover Road Park and Ride is also an alternative.


Tickets for this match are available both online (click here) and at the gate. If you purchase tickets online before gates open (which is two hours before the scheduled start time) on each of the day's play, they will be cheaper than those purchased at the gate. Please see ticket prices below.
Adults: £10 in advance, £15 on the gate (Ground Only)
£15 in advance, £20 on the gate (Frank Woolley Stand)
Juniors (U 16): £5 in advance, £8 on the gate
Tickets can also be purchased from the Kent Cricket Shop.

Kent Cricket Retail Shop:

The Kent Cricket Shop will be open from 9am and has the new range of training kit available to purchase.

The 2012 Kent Cricket Annual is now in stock for you to buy, priced £10 for non-members. Members please go to the Kent Cricket Shop to collect your Annual (you may be guided to the Meeting Room in the Cowdrey Conference Centre to pick this up).

Food and Beverage:

The Cornwallis Room, located in the Cowdrey Conference Centre is open to both members and non-members, serving a range of food and drink from 9am. The Carvery will be served from 12pm, which is available on a first come first serve basis.

Jonesy's Kitchen, located on the ground floor of the Les Ames Boxes is also open from 9am, serving a range of hot and cold snacks throughout the day and hot meals during the lunch interval. To book a table please telehone Carol on 07887 974304 or email

A new cafe is now also open in the Pavilion stand selling a range of hot drinks and snacks.

Club Forum

The Club Forum takes place on Day Two of each home LV= County Championship match. This season Club Forums will take place in the Cornwallis Room at the St Lawrence Ground. This week’s Forum takes place approximately 20 minutes following close of play and will be led by Graham Johnson and Jimmy Adams. Members and Ticket Package Holders are welcome to attend.