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Kent Spitfires players visit schools before T20 Blast Off

Monday 16th May 2016

Men’s First Team

Kent Spitfires started off a series of surprise school visits around the county alongside the Community Team within their Chance to Shine programme ahead of the start of the NatWest T20 Blast on Friday.

Spitfires stars Alex Blake, Adam Riley and Adam Ball visited Balgowan School and Highfields Infantsin Bromley to talk about the Spirit of Cricket, the different formats of the game and a game of Rapid Fire.

This adapted format of the game is one of the three focus projects within Kent’s 2016 Chance to Shine delivery, bringing Cricket into Key Stage 1 and working with clubs who are actively willing to provide opportunities specifically for the younger age groups.

The second destination was Tunbridge Wells, where Charlie Hartley, David Griffiths and Calum Haggett visited St Marks C of E and Matt Coles, Fabian Cowdrey, Alice Davidson-Richards and Sean Dicksonwent to St James’ Junior School.

Kent Spitfires play a double-header at The County Ground at Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham on Friday 3 June (T20 against Gloucestershire, 5.30pm) before a Royal London One-Day Cup match against Surrey on Sunday 5 June (11am start).

The Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival starts on Friday 15 July with a NatWest T20 Blast match against Surrey (5.30pm start) before the Specsavers County Championship match against Sussex on Sunday 17 July (11am start, under 16s free).

Tickets are on sale at www.kentcricketshop.co.uk while stocks last