Match Preview: Kent Spitfires v Nottinghamshire Outlaws, YB40 Bank Holiday Monday

Sunday 25th August 2013

Men’s First Team

Kent Spitfires v Nottinghamshire Outlaws
Yorkshire Bank 40 – Group A
26th August, 1.45pm start
The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

Don't miss Kent Spitfires host Nottinghamshire Outlaws at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence this Bank Holiday Mondayas the Club plays its final Yorkshire Bank 40 group match of the season.

Team news:

Kent Spitfires have named a 13-man squad for this fixture, with Adam Ball, Mark Davies, Adam Riley and Fabian Cowdreyadded to the 11 thatdrew againstGloucestershire in the LV= County Championship earlier this week. Charlie Shreck and Daniel Bell-Drummond are the two players to make way.

Kent: Tredwell (c), Northeast, Key, Nash, Stevens, Harmison, Ball, Davies, Jones (w),Claydon, Riley, Haggett, Cowdrey.

Players to watch:

Opener Rob Key leads the way for Kent in this competition with 464 runs at an average of 51.56. The former Kent skipper has hit two centuries, with a highest score of 144.

England's Samit Patel has been the most consistent performer for Notts in the Yorkshire Bank 40. The all-rounder has scored 454 runs at an average of 45.40, with a high score of 129.

Pre-match chat:

Kentspin bowler Adam Riley is hoping to play his part in the final Canterbury Cricket Week fixture of the summer and wants to finish the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition with a win:

“We are definitely looking to finish this competition on a high. We've worked very hard in the Yorkshire Bank 40and played lots of good cricket so we don't want toend onthree defeats because we've competed for the semi-final places right up until the last game.

"Hopefully we can put on agood showing to finish off Canterbury Week in style. As always, it hasbeen well attended – despite the disappointing weather this week."

Season so far:

Kent are currently third in the group but cannot qualify for the knockout stages of this competition. The Spitfires have won six of their 11 matches in the competition while opponents Nottinghamshire have produced a more consistent showing. The Outlaws have won eight of their 11 matches and can guarantee a semi-final place with a victory at Canterbury.

Previous meetings:

Nottinghamshire won the reverse fixture by seven-wickets, under the Duckworth/Lewis method, when the two sides met at Trent Bridge earlier this summer.

Batting first, Rob Key hit 62 and Brendan Nash 42 as Kent posted 220 for six from their 40 overs. All-rounder Steven Mullaney returned fine figures of 4-29 for the Outlaws.

In reply, the home side reached 140 for three in the 17th over when the rain arrived. Batsman James Taylor was undefeated on 50 with Mark Davies and Darren Stevens picking up the wickets to fall.

Tickets for Kent Spitfires' Bank Holiday Monday fixture are still available for purchase both online and at the gate – this match will be the Club's first Battle of Britain tribute match, which some unique activities taking place – click here for details.

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