Match Preview: Kent 2nd XI vs. Durham 2nd XI (Second Eleven Trophy Final)

Match Preview: Kent 2nd XI vs. Durham 2nd XI (Second Eleven Trophy Final)

Kent’s second team, led by Second XI coach Min Patel, go on the hunt for silverware as they take on Durham Second XI in the Second XI Trophy Final on Thursday at The County Ground, Beckenham (11am start).

This match is FREE entry to all and spectators DO NOT need to purchase tickets. Read semi-final report here >>>

If victorious, this will be Kent’s second ever Second XI Trophy win after lifting the trophy back in 2002 after defeating Hampshire in Southampton.

Captain James Tredwell, batting at two, hit 111 runs in 151 balls as Kent chased down 238 to lift their first ever Second XI Trophy title in a thriller going down to the last over almost 17 years ago.

2018 Kent Academy graduate Jordan Cox is currently the tournament’s highest run scorer with 346 runs in only four matches, with scores of 28, 86, 135* and 97, averaging 115.33.

Second XI bowler Jarred Lysaught is sitting in second place in the competitions’s wicket-taking charts after 14 in 6 innings for Kent at an average of just 14.85.

Alex Blake’s 139 vs. Yorkshire in the semi-final is Kent’s highest individual score in the tournament this year, closely followed by Cox’s 135 not out vs. Surrey earlier in the tournament.

Left-armer Fred Klaassen has been named in the squad after helping guide The Netherlands to an ODI/IT20 series win against Zimbabwe.

Calum Haggett continues to feature for the Kent Second XI to help his rehabilitation after an elbow problem, a stint that has included a score of 90 runs against Essex Second XI in this tournament at The Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells.

Sam Billings (shoulder) and Ivan Thomas (knee) are still unavailable for selection due to injury.

Adam Rouse will continue to captain the Kent Second XI side after having done so throughout the tournament, and after also captaining the Kent First XI away against Somerset and at home to Sussex Sharks in the Royal London One-Day Cup, as well as against Pakistan in a One-Day Tour Match, both at The County Ground in Beckenham in April.

Because of Kent’s involvement in the Second XI Trophy Final, the Second XI Twenty20 fixture away at Somerset originally scheduled for Thursday 27th June has now been postponed and will be re-arranged in due course.

Kent Second XI squad in full

Adam Rouse (Captain)

Alex Blake

Sam Burgess

Jordan Cox

Calum Haggett

Ari Karvelas

Fred Klaassen

Jarred Lysaught

Will MacVicar

Marcus O’Riordan

Imran Qayyum

Hugh Scott

Justin Watson

Kent’s route to the Final (home fixtures in bold)

Second XI Trophy South Group

Final standings: 1st Somerset 2nd XI (11 pts), 2nd Kent 2nd XI (8 pts) , 3rd Glamorgan 2nd XI (8 pts), 4th MCCYCs (7 pts), 5th Essex 2nd XI (5 pts), 6th Hampshire 2nd XI (5 pts), 7th Sussex 2nd XI (4pts) , 8th Surrey 2nd XI (4 pts), 9th Middlesex 2nd XI (4 pts), 10th Gloucestershire 2nd XI (2 pts)

Second XI Trophy Semi-Final

What you need to know

Second XI Trophy

  • The winner of this match will be crowned Second XI Trophy Winners for 2019 with a trophy presentation shortly after the end of the game

Tickets

  • Entry is FREE for all and tickets will not need to be purchased for this fixture – come and show your support!

Timings

  • As per normal one-day games, estimated timings are as follows:
    • 11:00 – 14:30: First innings
    • 14:30 – 15:15: Innings break
    • 15:15 – 18:45: Second innings

Getting here

  • The County Ground, Beckenham enjoys good travel links to East Kent and Central London
  • Full travel information can be found here
  • Gates open one hour before play (10:00)

Parking

  • Parking at The County Ground, Beckenham will be FREE for all for this fixture

Concessions

  • There will be a concessions stand at The County Ground selling hot food and beverages
  • The Members’ Bar in the ground floor of the Pavilion will also be open to ALL throughout this fixture

Weather

  • The forecast is set for sunshine throughout this fixture
    • Spectators are advised to wear suncream and drink plenty of fluids
  • The County Ground, Beckenham has no covered seating
  • Should Thursday’s game not be played due to bad weather, Friday 28th June has been nominated as the reserve day for this fixture

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