Match Preview: Glamorgan vs. Kent Spitfires

Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Men’s First Team

Royal London Cup

Match Preview: Glamorgan vs. Kent Spitfires

Kent Spitfires cross the border into Wales to face Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in the Royal London Cup.

Last-time out, double century-maker Ollie Robinson hit Kent’s highest individual score in List A cricket as they chased down a 352 target with 5.1 overs to spare in their opening Royal London Cup encounter with Worcestershire at New Road.

He surpassed the previous best Kent performance in 50-over cricket of 150 not out by Joe Denly against Glamorgan at Canterbury four years ago.

Kent will be without players that have been selected to play in The Hundred; Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, Zak Crawley, Fred Klaassen, Jack Leaning & Matt Milnes are unavailable for their county during the Royal London Cup.

This being said, talents such as Denly, Robinson, Alex Blake, Navdeep Saini, Darren Stevens & Grant Stewart will don the sky blue across this year’s 50-over competition.


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Opposition report

Glamorgan began their defence of the Royal London One-Day Cup with an emphatic eight wicket victory over Derbyshire in the opening Group B match at Derby.

Timm van der Gugten took 4 for 41 and Jamie McIlroy 2 for 13 as Derbyshire were bowled out for 110 after Glamorgan won the toss in a game reduced to 47 overs by rain with Mattie McKiernan’s 43 off 56 balls the only innings of substance.

Glamorgan slipped to 28/2 but skipper Kiran Carlson’s unbeaten 54 off 53 balls and Colin Ingram with 30 not out took the visitors to 112 for 2 with 25 overs to spare.


Match Coverage

Glamorgan vs. Kent Spitfires will be live streamed with embedded commentary via the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website, which will also host a live video scorecard. Pictures will be provided by Glamorgan CCC.

Live score updates will also be provided via the Club’s official Twitter account.


Team News

Navdeep Saini was recently announced as a Kent Spitfire throughout the Royal London Cup, and is joined in an Overseas slot by spinning all-rounder George Linde.

Joe Denly is unfit to play after not featuring against Worcestershire Rapids with a minor back strain but will travel with the squad to Cardiff – Alex Blake will captain the Spitfires once more in Wales.

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