Kent name squad ahead of home t20 match against Essex Eagles

Friday 1st July 2011

Men’s First Team

Kent Spitfires face Essex Eagles tonight in a crucial home Friends Life t20 match at the St Lawrence Ground. The Spitfires’ Martin Van Jaarsveld will be absent from the squad, having sustained a hand injury in Thursday night’s match. Van Jaarsveld received three stitches at Southampton Hospital, having split the webbing between his thumb and index finger and will be absent from the squad for the next week.

Tonight’s match is crucial for the Spitfires as they strive for a place in the Friends Life t20 quarter finals. Kent Spitfires and Essex Eagles are both in contention for a place, so tonight’s match is not to be missed. Kent Spitfires are on good form,having won their last three home matches.

The full squad for the match against Essex Eagles on Friday 1st July will be:

Rob Key (c)

Joe Denly

Sam Northeast

Darren Stevens

Geraint Jones

Azhar Mahmood

James Tredwell

Adam Ball

Charl Langeveldt

Wahab Riaz

Alex Blake

Sam Billings

Simon Cook

Tickets are still available for tonight’s match; for pre-purchase online until 5pm, and on the gate from 2pm onwards – click here for online tickets.

Elvis will be making a very special appearance at the floodlit St Lawrence Ground tonight. Whitstable based Elvis impersonator, Neil Duncan will thrill the crowds with a set of Elvis’ hit songs from 6pm, prior to the match commencing at 7pm.

Anyone eager towatch Andy Murray at Wimbledoncan view the match ona number of TV screensat theSt Lawrence Ground in the lead up to tonight's Friends Life t20. The St Lawrence Ground has recently been through a period of redevelopment, with the impressive new bars now in use.

The Spitfires return to the St Lawrence Ground for another Friends Life t20 match on Sunday afternoon when they face Glamorgan Dragons. Gates open at 1pm for a 3pm start. Click here for tickets. Advanced pre-purchase tickets offer savings on the full entry price – tickets are also available at the gate for home matches.