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Kent name 13-man squad for CB40 trip to Warwickshire

Friday 14th May 2010

Clydesdale Bank 40
Warwickshire v Kent
Edgbaston
16 May 2010

Kent’s cricketers turn their attentions back to the shorter form of the game tomorrow when they travel to Edgbaston to take on the Warwickshire Bears in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.

Rob Key’s men are still looking to get off the mark in this competition as their last two matches, against Durham and Nottinghamshire, have been washed out. Last week, up at Trent Bridge, Joe Denly and Key made a blazing start; racing to 78 for two off just 6.1 overs but rain curtailed their efforts and now Kent will be looking to defeat the Bears to get their group C campaign up and running.

The two sides have already met in this newly devised tournament this season, and it was Ian Westwood’s Warwickshire who cruised to victory at Canterbury last month. Kent batted first and scored 246 for six with Denly’s 80 and a 29-ball half-century from Darren Stevens the highlights.

Then, despite Azhar Mahmood bowling danger man Neil Carter early on, the England duo of Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott steadied the ship with half-centuries as the Bears took victory by six wickets. Warwickshire currently top group C with a 100 per-cent record after taking victory from their first four games. Kent, currently second from bottom, will be looking to upset the form book against their old rivals.

Kent have named a 13-man squad for the game. Batsman James Hockley (pictured) has torn his hamstring so he misses out and young all-rounder James Goodman, who did well for the second team midweek, comes in.

Kent (from): Denly, Key (C), Jones (W), van Jaarsveld, Northeast, Stevens, Goodman, Mahmood, Coles, Cook, Ferley, Khan, Ntini