Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Lancashire

Tuesday 27th July 2021

Men’s First XI

Royal London Cup

Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Lancashire

Kent Spitfires return to The County Ground, Beckenham to welcome Lancashire in the Royal London Cup.

The hosts go into this match still searching for their first victory of the tournament, despite George Munsey’s 108 against Worcestershire Rapids at New Road last time out, a match that ended in a final-over thriller that went the way of the Rapids.

Munsey averages 102.00 after two matches in the competition, after 96 against Durham on matchday one and his maiden List A century on Sunday.

Harry Finch also has 148 runs in two matches, averaging 74.00.

With the ball, wickets so far have been shared between Matt Quinn (3), Darren Stevens (2) and James Logan (2).

Kent and Lancashire have faced-off 42 times in List A cricket in their respective histories, with Kent winning 17, Lancashire 24, and one tie.


Last time out

Joe Leach and Ed Barnard powered Worcestershire Rapids to a dramatic three wicket victory with a record-breaking seventh wicket stand against Kent Spitfires at New Road.

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George Munsey’s maiden List A century had enabled Kent to set a demanding 324 target and he and Harry Finch’s partnership of 184 was a Kent List A record for any wicket against Worcestershire.


Tickets

Any remaining tickets, and tickets that our Members have returned to us after they can no longer attend, are on general sale until gates open at 09:00 on Wednesday 28 July. As more tickets are released/returned, they will be available to purchase.

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We urge any Members that have booked Vitality Blast tickets and do not intend to use them to contact the Club as soon as possible, so that they may be made available to their fellow supporters.

Tickets will not be available on the gate.


Opposition report

Lancashire are currently second in Group 2 after two wins in their first two matches.

All-rounder Danny Lamb is currently Lancashire’s top run-scorer in the tournament with a score of 86 not out from 69 deliveries against Sussex last time out.

Lamb has also taken the most wickets for Lancashire so far in the competition, with seven scalps at 13.57.

The visitors will be without Dane Vilas, who has received a Hundred call-up to replace former Spitfire Faf du Plessis, whilst Indian batter Shreyas Iyer will now not feature for Lancashire in the Royal London Cup due to a shoulder injury.


Return of spectators

It’s our top priority to welcome you back to The County Ground, Beckenham, and to do that safely, we all have a role to play.

Because COVID-19 remains a part of our lives for the time-being – everyone – including the players, officials, staff, stewards and Members – will need to adhere to COVID-protocols to make the return of spectators a successful, and hopefully a permanent one.

All the information you need to adhere to the Club’s COVID-protocols upon your return to watching the Kent Spitfires live can be found in the below Match Day Information Pack:

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Live Streaming

Kent Spitfires vs. Lancashire will be streamed via Lancashire Cricket’s Official YouTube channel in partnership with Kent Cricket, and embedded into the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website.


Team News

In-line with the Club’s internal Return to Play  protocols following a positive COVID-19 PCR Test, Jack Leaning missed the Spitfires’ first two 50-over matches of the season, but is now available for selection and will captain the side.

All of Kent Spitfires’ 16-strong squad for the tournament is available for this match.

Kent Spitfires’ Matchday Squad, presented by WW Martin >>>


Members & ticket purchasers – you could be in with a chance of winning a family holiday of a lifetime to Florida’s Paradise Coast.

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Match Previews of Kent Spitfires’ Royal London Cup fixtures are proudly sponsored by WW Martin >>>