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Lots to look forward to in 2010 for members and supporters

Friday 20th November 2009

The 2010 fixtures were released yesterday and there are a number of mouth watering fixtures involving Kent. The Kent website (KW) caught up with Director of Business Development, Jamie Clifford (JC), to get his thoughts.

KW: There are a number of good fixtures in next year“s list. What really stands out for you?

JC: I think 2010 will be a great year for Kent members and supporters. I“m excited by the new look cricket programme and I“m sure that the players will be cheered on by many bumper crowds again next summer. We are back in division one, after our division two title success in the LV= County Championship. We also have an extended Friends Provident Trophy Twenty20 Cup to look forward to as well as the prospect of playing in front of some full houses on Sundays in the new ECB 40 League.

KW: After the successful staging of England Lions v Australia earlier this summer, Kent have been awarded a three-day tour match against Pakistan in June. How pleased are you by this news?

JC: We are particularly excited at the prospect of the county playing Pakistan. They are a very good side and well supported. It will be a good warm-up game for them ahead of their tough summer Test tour of England. I expect there to be huge interest from spectators and corporate partners alike as they get a glimpse of a Test team up close.

KW: There has been no news on ticket prices and membership details for 2010 as yet. When can people expect further information?

JC: We are just finishing off membership details. Information will be released shortly and existing members will be the first to hear. We will release ticket prices at the same time.

KW: There is no home floodlit match this season. Why has this decision been reached?

JC: Due to the difficulties that we have endured, staging floodlit matches over the last two years, the club has taken the decision not to have a floodlit game in 2010. This decision will be reviewed before the 2011 season. It was a tough call for us to make because we have enjoyed many great nights under the lights here at Canterbury. The good news for supporters, who travel away with Kent, is that we have floodlit matches at Hampshire, Surrey and Middlesex.

KW: Finally, Canterbury Week starts on a Tuesday. What have we got to look forward to this year?

JC: We play Somerset in the LV= County Championship, starting on the Tuesday, and then it“s Leicestershire Foxes in the ECB 40 Over League. We are of course once again maintaining the long held traditions of this immensely popular week. Ladies Day is on a Wednesday this year and, after the successes of earlier this year, we are pleased to carry on with our second Family Day in 2010 – this will be on Thursday.