Kent Spitfires v India match a sell-out

Monday 22nd August 2011

Men’s First Team

Tour Match

Kent County Cricket Club announced today that Kent Spitfires’ match against the world champion one-day Indian team is a sell-out. The 50 over match, which takes place this Friday will start at 2.30pm and continue into the evening under floodlights at the St Lawrence Ground in front of around 7,000 spectators.

The new permanent floodlights and improved Club and supporter facilities at the St Lawrence Ground mean that visitors are in for a real treat. Adding to the atmosphere on Friday will be a range of entertainment from 2pm, including traditional Indian Bhangra dancers and drummers – Jugnu Bhangra, as well as a range of British music and dance.

A variety of food will be available for sale at the ground, including Indian options, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. The public bar and Jonesy’s Kitchen in the Les Ames Stand will also be open to all spectators, where food will be available.

Please note that spectators may not bring alcohol into the ground for this match, in line with ECB requirements for tour matches. Spectators are welcome to bring picnics to the ground, with plastic utensils, but should be aware that space may be limited.

Parking for this match will be at Simon Langton Girls School, costing £8.00, or the New Dover Road Park and Ride (£2.50), which is a short distance away. There will be no parking on site at the St Lawrence Ground.

Security will be stringent for this match and spectators should expect to have their bags searched as they enter the ground. Please be patient; you will gain entry to the ground quicker if you do not bring large bags with you. In keeping with guidelines for Friends Life t20 matches, no spectators will be allowed onto the ground. Gates open at 12.30pm. Kent Cricket Life Members, All-Rounder Membership holders, Junior Associates and Six-Pack card holders can gain entry to this fixture upon production of their card.

There will be one further opportunity to see Kent Spitfires at the St Lawrence Ground before the end of the season. On Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August the Spitfires will play Derbyshire in a CB40 match starting at 1.45pm.

Tickets are still available for this CB40 match, priced at £15 for adults (£20 Frank Woolley Stand) and £5.00 for children under 17 – click here to buy online. Pre-purchase, print at home tickets do not incur a booking fee. Tickets can also be purchased by phoning Kent Cricket on 01227 456 886 and selecting option 1, or from the Kent Cricket Shop at the St Lawrence Ground.

Photo by Sarah Ansell