Kent Spitfires v Essex Eagles (Thu, 7pm)

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Men’s First XI

Vitality Blast

Kent Spitfires v Essex Eagles (Thu, 7pm)

The Vitality Blast hots up with the visit of Essex Eagles for the Battle of the Bridge at The Spitfire Ground on Thursday (2 August. 7pm).

The high-flying Kent Spitfires named an unchanged squad to try and maintain a top-two spot which would earn a home quarter-final.

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Seamer Jamie Porter is available for the visitors after being released from the England Test squad but batsman Tom Westley misses out with an elbow injury.

Australian duo Peter Siddle and Adam Zampa feature in an experienced Essex attack that will be keen to make amends after Kent won home and away in T20 last season to regain the Mike Denness Shield.

Kent Spitfires squad: 7 Sam Billings (c/wk), 23 Daniel Bell-Drummond, 10 Alex Blake, 6 Joe Denly, 58 Sean Dickson, 25 Calum Haggett, 4 Heino Kuhn, 20 Adam Milne, 1 Harry Podmore, 11 Imran Qayyum, 17 Marcus Stoinis, 5 Ivan Thomas, 8 Mitch Claydon.

Essex Eagles squad: Ryan ten Doeschate (27, c), Adam Wheater (31, wk), Ravi Bopara (25), Varun Chopra (6), Matt Coles (1), Sam Cook (16), James Foster (7, wk), Simon Harmer (11), Dan Lawrence (28), Jamie Porter (44), Matt Quinn (94), Peter Siddle (64), Paul Walter (22), Adam Zampa (88).

Hospitality and Woolley Stand tickets have sold out but ground entry tickets are available online in advance and on the gate from 5pm on Thursday.

Enjoy a pint of Spitfire Lager and a packet of Kent Crisps before the Battle of the Bridge versus Essex (7pm). Use the voucher code SPITFIRE to redeem. Gates open at 5pm.

Terms and conditions apply. We operate a Challenge 25 policy so ID may be required as proof of age. Drink responsibly.

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