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Kent Spitfires squad to play Somerset in NatWest T20 Blast

Thursday 9th July 2015

Men’s First Team

Table-topping Kent Spitfires make one change to their NatWest T20 Blast squad for the visit of Somerset to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Friday evening.

Fit-again Calum Haggett returns to the squad after making his return from a side strain in the LV= County Championship win at Leicestershire this week.

He replaces paceman Ivan Thomas, who is out with a similar injury, which could keep him sidelined for at least a fortnight.

500 supporters will enjoy a free pint of cider thanks to match sponsors Thatchers Gold, the official cider of Kent Cricket and Somerset County Cricket Club.

Kent have seven wins from 10 games to date with the final home game against Glamorgan at the Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells next Friday (5.30pm start).

Spitfires squad to face Somerset:17 Sam Northeast (c), 23 Daniel Bell-Drummond, 6 Joe Denly, 20 Sam Billings (wk), 30 Fabian Cowdrey, 3 Darren Stevens, 10 Alex Blake, 24 Adam Ball, 25 Calum Haggett, 26 Matt Coles, 15 James Tredwell, 8 Mitch Claydon, 19 Sam Weller.

Somerset squad:8 Alfonso Thomas (c), 6 Jim Allenby, 9 Johann Myburgh, 7 Peter Trego, 25 James Hildreth, 26 Tom Cooper, 54 Luke Ronchi (wk), 24 Lewis Gregory, 5 Tim Groenewald, 36 Abdur Rehman, 10 Max Waller, 12 Jamie Overton.

Kent Spitfires v Somerset stats (Opta):

• Kent have won their last three T20s against Somerset, each time batting first.

• The Spitfires have won their last seven tosses.

• Somerset have won three of their last four completed away games, after losing three of the preceding four.

• Darren Stevens needs eight runs to become the first player to score 3,000 runs in English domestic T20s.

• Mitchell Claydon (seven) has taken the most wickets bowled this season.

Head-to-head record:Kent won 4, Somerset won 3. book tickets