Match Preview: England Lions vs. South Africa

Monday 8th August 2022


Tour Match

Match Preview: England Lions vs. South Africa

England Lions face the South Africa touring Test side at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury for a four-day match in the height of the Summer Holidays – with Under 16s tickets costing just £1.

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Sam Billings will lead the England Lions at his home ground, with a home squad that also includes former Kent Cricket Academy bowler, Ollie Robinson.

South Africa have named their Test squad, which features former Kent overseas star Kagiso Rabada, who could make his first appearance back at The Spitfire Ground since July 2016.

Matchday Information

Tickets for each day are available now, priced at £15 for adults & £1 for Under-16s. Ticket prices will not increase on the gate for this fixture.

Seating for this match is undesignated but usual Member area restrictions will apply, with entry included in all 2022 Kent Memberships and Six Pack Ticket Bundles.

Each day of this match will count as one day of the Six Pack & Six Pack Plus Ticket Bundles.

No parking will be available at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

Important matchday information for Members, Six Pack Ticket Bundle holders & those that have purchased matchday tickets can be accessed via the button below:

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Included is:

  • Latest travel information
  • Confirmation of the parking process for this match

& more.


Please come prepared for the changeable British weather – water will be available free of charge at all bars inside The Spitfire Ground.

Live Streaming

England Lions vs. South Africa will be streamed and embedded into the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website.

There will be no sound or BBC commentary available for this match.

Team News

England Lions squad:

  • Sam Billings (Kent, Captain)
  • Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
  • Sam Cook (Essex)
  • Sam Conners (Derbyshire)
  • Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
  • Will Jacks (Surrey)
  • Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)
  • Dan Lawrence (Essex)
  • Craig Overton (Somerset)
  • Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire)
  • James Rew (Somerset)
  • Ollie Robinson (Sussex)
  • Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)

South Africa squad:

  • Dean Elgar (Multiply Titans, Captain)
  • Sarel Erwee (Hollywoodbets Dolpins)
  • Marco Jansen (Warriors)
  • Simon Harmer (Essex)
  • Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
  • Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans)
  • Lungi Ngidi (Multiply Titans)
  • Anrich Nortje (Warriors)
  • Duanne Olivier (Imperial Lions)
  • Keegan Petersen (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
  • Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions)
  • Ryan Rickelton (Imperial Lions)
  • Lutho Sipamla (Imperial Lions)
  • Glenton Stuurman (Warriors)
  • Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions)
  • Kyle Verreynne (Western Province Blitz)
  • Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

Support your Spitfires this August during the Summer Holidays

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