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Kent travel to Westcountry in search of T20 wins

Thursday 7th July 2016

Men’s First Team

Sam Billings returns from England duty for Kent Spitfires’ NatWest T20 Blast double-header against Somerset and Gloucestershire on Thursday and Friday (7-8 July).

A 13-man squad heads to the Westcountry in search of wins to keep hopes of qualification for the quarter-finals alive.

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Both overseas players can feature in this format so New Zealand opener Tom Latham returns to the side and Kagiso Rabada will be hoping to add to the seven wickets taken in his first three appearances for Kent.

Daniel Bell-Drummond (hand), Calum Haggett (ankle), Adam Riley (side) and Ivan Thomas (hamstring) are still working towards a return from injury.

Kent will aim to the double on Somerset at a sold out Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton after a convincing win in the opening group game before the trip to Bristol on Friday.

Kent Spitfires squad: 17 Sam Northeast (c), 48 Tom Latham, 6 Joe Denly, 3 Darren Stevens, 30 Fabian Cowdrey, 10 Alex Blake, 20 Sam Billings, 24 Adam Ball, 15 James Tredwell, 52 Kagiso Rabada, 8 Mitch Claydon, 18 David Griffiths, 19 Sam Weller.

Somerset squad: Jim Allenby (c), Johann Myburgh, Peter Trego, Mahela Jayawardene, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe, Michael Leask, Ryan Davies (wk), Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Max Waller, Tim Groenewald, Paul van Meekeren, Josh Davey.

Possible Gloucestershire XI: Michael Klinger, Hamish Marshall, Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent, Benny Howell, Gareth Roderick (w), Kieran Noema-Barnett, Tom Smith, Andrew Tye, Liam Norwell, Matthew Taylor.

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