Less than a week after Kent came away from the Ageas Bowl with a draw in the Specsavers County Championship, the Spitfires head back to Southampton in Vitality Blast competition.
Kent travel to Southampton buoyed by an emphatic 41-run win over Somerset at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence on Saturday evening, where a Spitfires side containing five Vitality Blast debutants successfully defended a first innings total of 165/9.
Imran Qayyum took career-best figures of 5/21 and Kent Academy graduate Ollie Robinson top-scored with 53 from 49 balls along with contributions from Mohammad Nabi (34 from 20), Hardus Viljoen (2/36) and Adam Milne (2/15).
No wides and no no balls were conceded by Kent in their innings in the field – the icing on the cake in an impressive innings with the ball.
An unchanged squad from the Somerset win will take on a Hampshire team boosted by the return of former Kent captain Sam Northeast after England Lions duty, as well as England World Cup winning squad members James Vince and Liam Dawson.