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Kent name squad to face Warwickshire Bears in floodlit home CB40 this Friday

Thursday 31st May 2012

Men’s First Team

Kent Spitfires welcome Warwickshire Bears to the St Lawrence Ground this Friday for a crucial CB40 Group C match; played under the Canterbury floodlights and in front of the Sky television cameras.

Kent have named a 12 man squad ahead of the match, and will be looking to bounce back from the defeat suffered at the hands of the Unicorns in their last group outing.

Head Coach Jimmy Adams will be hoping for an improved performance following the Unicorns' surprise win. The batsmen, apart from Sam Northeast (69), struggled on a slow pitch – posting a below par 165 all-out before the bowlers, despite a brave effort, failed to contain the visitors as the ECB Recreational XI ran out four-wicket victors. Off-spinner James Tredwell (4-24) will be looking to replicate the impressive form he showed during last week's LV= County Championship match.

KentSpitfires have the highly talented Azhar Mahmood back in the squad. The all-rounder returns to the fold after finishing his stint at the IPL with Kings XI Punjab. Opening batsman Scott Newman has now returned to Middlesex following the expiry of his loan spell.

The last time Kent welcomed Warwickshire to Canterbury was back in 2010, with the Bears winning by six wickets on their way to claiming competition glory. Batting first, Kent posted a healthy 246 for six. Opener Joe Denly anchored the innings – striking eight boundaries in a 102-ball 80. His innings was complimented by forceful half-centuries from Martin van Jaarsveld and the big-hitting Darren Stevens, who blasted five sixes in his 33-ball 55.

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The full Kent Spitfires squad to face Warwickshire Bears will be:

Rob Key

Sam Billings

Azhar Mahmood

Darren Stevens

Brendan Nash

Sam Northeast

Geraint Jones

James Tredwell

Matt Coles

Mark Davies

Adam Ball

Ben Harmison

Ground Information:

There will be entertainment from Michael Buble tribute artist, Jason Sway on Friday, and the opportunity try your luck on the Rodeo Bull. The floodlights will make for a fantastic atmosphere so make sure you don’t miss out.

Tickets are available online now, with generous discounts for print at home tickets which you can purchase until gates open (two hours before play is scheduled to commence).

Adults pre-buy ground entry £15, Woolley Stand £20 (£5 more for both when gates open). Junior tickets are just £5 in advance, click here for tickets.

Parking will be available on the tennis courts at Simon Langton Girls’ School from 2.40pm on Friday, but please avoid the school entrance between 3.30pm and 4.00pm due to the need for teachers and students to leave the school at the end of the day. Please be aware that this is a televised match, and therefore on site parking at the St Lawrence Ground itself will be very limited.

Please note that alcohol may not be brought into this match.

See you there!

Please note: supporters may not bring alcohol into the ground for this match.