Kent name squad to face Hampshire Royals in t20 match at The Rose Bowl

Wednesday 29th June 2011

Men’s First Team

Kent Spitfires face Hampshire Royals on Thursday 30th June at The Rose Bowl. The match will be televised on Sky Sports 1 between 7 and 10.30pm, which is good news for Kent supporters unable to make the trip to Southampton.

The Spitfires squad will be the same squad which beat Sussex Lions at Beckenham on Sunday. The Spitfires 153-4 (18.1 ovs) beat Surrey 150-4 (20.0 ovs) by six wickets in Sunday’s match which was enjoyed by a 4,500 strong crowd at Beckenham. Azhar Mahmood and Martin Van Jaarsveld were Kent’s top scorers in that match, putting on a combined total of 112 runs which sent Kent cruising to victory.

The Spitfires have a busy weekend as they return to Kent on Friday night to face Essex Eaglesin a match at the St Lawrence Ground. These two matches are crucial for the Spitfires as they strive for a place in the Friends Life t20 quarter finals. Hampshire Royalsare currently top of the South Groupand Essex are in joint fourth place alongside Kent.

The full squad for the match against Hampshire Royals on Thursday 30th June will be:

Rob Key (c)

Joe Denly

Sam Northeast

Darren Stevens

Geraint Jones

Azhar Mahmood

James Tredwell

Martin Van Jaarsveld

Adam Ball

Charl Langeveldt

Wahab Riaz

Ashley Shaw

The Spitfires return to the St Lawrence Ground for their floodlit t20 match on Friday 1st July against Essex Eagles, with a very special musical performer appearing from 6pm, prior to the match. They then face Glamorgan Dragons in an afternoon match at the St Lawrence Ground on Sunday 3rd July commencing at 3pm. 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.

The St Lawrence Ground will be getting ‘all shook up’ this Friday, with Kent Cricket offering free mojito cocktails with advance purchase tickets as part of their Bacardi Mojito Girls Night Out package. Gents, bring the ladies to the cricket this Friday night; when you buy a pre-pay ticket as part of the Girls’ Night Out promotion you will receive a free Bacardi Mojito and nachos. This package is open to all, but must be booked in advance through the promotion page click here. The promotional code ‘girlsnight’ must be entered when booking through the website to take advantage of this offer. Regular tickets are also available online as well as at the gate on Friday evening.