Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Middlesex

Saturday 4th June 2022

Men’s First Team

Vitality Blast

Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Middlesex

Kent Spitfires welcome Middlesex to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence for Sunday afternoon Vitality Blast action at Canterbury.

The hosts are still searching for their first victory of this year’s tournament after defeat to Surrey on Friday, and need to win the majority of their remaining fixtures to qualify for the knockout stages.

Three batters; Sam Billings, Joe Denly & George Linde, all have over 100 runs so far this T20 season, with wickets shared around the seam attack of Fred Klaassen (6), Matt Milnes (5) & Grant Stewart (4). Spinners Linde & Qais Ahmad both have three wickets apiece.


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Kent Spitfires vs. Middlesex will be streamed live via Kent Cricket’s YouTube channel, with a live scorecard running on the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website.

Opposition report

Middlesex tasted their first defeat of the competition on Friday night away at Sussex Sharks, after having previously won their first three Vitality Blast matches this year.

The visitors are currently third in the tournament’s South Group, and have been led from the front by T20 Captain Stephen Eskinazi. The right-hander has 157 runs from four innings at a strike rate of 184.70.

Joe Cracknell and Max Holden have both also passed the 100-run mark this T20 season.

Toby Roland-Jones has nine wickets at an average of 12.33, whilst Martin Andersson and Luke Hollman both have six wickets to their name at an average of under 20.00.

Team News

Men’s Head Coach Matt Walker has named an unchanged 13-strong squad for this fixture.

Darren Stevens (injury) & Zak Crawley (England) remain unavailable.

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Kent host Gloucestershire in the return of the LV= Insurance County Championship at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

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