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Kent name squad for Hampshire friendly at Ageas Bowl

Monday 28th March 2016

Men’s First Team

Kent take a 12-man squad to face Hampshire in a two-day friendly at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday and Wednesday (11am start, free entry).

Skipper Sam Northeast leads the side which features batsmen Joe Denly and Alex Blake who sat out the two-day game against Essex last week and opportunities for seamers Charlie Hartley and Hugh Bernard to impress.

Wicketkeeper Adam Rouse returns to his former county and there are two spinners selected with places for Adam Riley and Imran Qayyum.

After the Hampshire trip, Kent return to Canterbury to play Durham in a two-day friendly at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Thursday and Friday (11am start, free entry).

Kent squad v Hampshire:17 Sam Northeast (c), 23 Daniel Bell-Drummond, 58 Sean Dickson, 6 Joe Denly, 24 Adam Ball, 10 Alex Blake, 12 Adam Rouse (wk), 8 Mitch Claydon, 22 Charlie Hartley, 27 Hugh Bernard, 33 Adam Riley, 11 Imran Qayyum.

Hampshire squad: Tom Alsop, Michael Carberry, Will Smith (c), Sean Ervine, Adam Wheater, Lewis McManus, Ryan McLaren, Chris Wood, James Tomlinson, Mason Crane, Brad Taylor, Brad Wheal, Joe Weatherley.

Pictured above: Sam Northeast in the 2016 Specsavers County Championship shirt with John Guest of sponsors Go Tec Nursing (Photo: Ady Kerry)