Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Notts Outlaws – Community Day

Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Notts Outlaws – Community Day

Kent Spitfires host the Notts Outlaws at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on the Club’s Community Day at this Metro Bank One Day Cup fixture.

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Kent Spitfires vs. Notts Outlaws is our Community Day!

As well as Metro Bank One Day Cup action on the field, a variety of activities are taking place at The Spitfire Ground on behalf of Kent Cricket & the Kent Cricket Community Trust:

  • The Trust Challenges will see a speed cage and games of bat tap as well as VR & table cricket
  • Free activity booklets & arts & crafts will be available throughout the day, with a face painter also in attendance
  • TV’s Mister Maker & pantomime dame Ben Roddy will also be here!
  • The NHS will be at Canterbury providing free health checks, alongside the Kent Cricket Community Trust’s popular Digital Support Sessions, as well as financial health checks with Adams & Bowles
  • Kent Fire and Rescue & Kent Police will also be in attendance
  • Ground tours are available at 14:30, led by experienced & knowledgeable guides, with tickets available from £5 at the Box Office.
  • Post-match autograph session with the Kent squad

Tickets are just £1 for Under 15s!

  • Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Matchday Information

Important matchday information for Members, Six Pack Ticket Bundle holders & those that have purchased matchday tickets can be accessed via the button below:

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We strongly advise that all Members & spectators travelling to the ground make use of public transport.

The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence is located approximately a mile from the historic Cathedral City Centre of Canterbury.

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The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence is a cashless venue. The Kent Cricket Shop, ticket sales, and food & beverage payments at all outlets are conducted without cash during matches.

Kent ACO

If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to have the best seat in the house, come and visit the Kent Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) stand at the ground on Thursday!

The Kent ACO supports clubs and leagues by training, developing and supporting umpires and scorers at all levels in the county.

They will be extended a very warm welcome to anyone who is interested in finding out more about umpiring or scoring matches in Kent throughout this match.

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Opposition Report

  • Captain: Haseeb Hameed
  • Overseas players: Dane Paterson (South Africa).
  • 2022 finish: Quarter-final
  • 2022 leading runscorer: Ben Slater (432)
  • 2022 leading wicket taker: Brett Hutton (22)

Key player: Ben Slater – 50-over cricket was the left-hander’s strongest format when he moved from Derbyshire in 2019 and while he has established himself at the top of the order in Nottinghamshire’s Championship side he remains a force in the shorter format. With three fifties and a hundred last year, Slater improved an already impressive career List A average to a remarkable 56.69.

Young Player to watch: James Hayes – The 22-year-old pace bowler figured in two One-Day Cup matches last season and after taking 29 all-format wickets for Nottinghamshire Second XI this season will be hoping for more opportunities, although all-rounder Tom Loten, who moved from Yorkshire last winter, has scored a weight of Second XI runs as well as taking useful wickets.

Although their resources are again depleted substantially by The Hundred, the Outlaws can add leg-spinner Calvin Harrison and the experience of Luke Fletcher to an already well-stocked bowling roster, strengthening a squad that reached the knock-out stage last season. Provided the likes of Lyndon James and Matt Montgomery deliver runs in the middle order, they will fancy themselves at least to match that.

Match Coverage

Kent Spitfires vs. Notts Outlaws will be live streamed via YouTube with synced commentary, sitting inside the Match Centre of the Kent Cricket website:

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All of Kent Spitfires’ home & away matches during the Metro Bank One Day Cup will be live streamed for free on YouTube, with commentary embedded.

Listen to the official Kent Spitfires One Day Cup podcast now!

Marcus O’Riordan joins the podcast this episode. Marcus gives a fascinating insight into what it takes to rise through the ranks, starting at 11 in the Kent youth system to finally signing as a pro for the county.

Find out which of the Kent squad Marcus would write a book about, what his ideal free day would look like, and what it is like to participate in the European Cricket League. All this and more on this week’s Kent Spitfires One Day Cup Podcast!

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Team News

Simon Cook has named a squad of 14 for our clash with Notts Outlaws, with Matt Quinn returning to the squad.

Daniel Bell-Drummond has once again been released by London Spirit to play in this match. Players are only eligible for release if their Hundred team has played at least two matches in The Hundred & the respective player has not been named in the starting XI for their Hundred team’s last two matches. Players also cannot play for their county on the same day as their Hundred franchise plays.

Joe Denly will be in attendance at The Spitfire Ground, but is not fit to play. Jack Leaning will captain the Spitfires.

Joey Evison misses out through an abdonimal issue with Marcus O’Riordan also sidelined through injury.

Ben Lister is unavailable for Kent after being called-up to New Zealand’s IT20 Tour of the UAE. As previously communicated, the Club only expected Lister to be available for very select Metro Bank One Day Cup matches, working around international commitments.

He will be available for Kent’s last three LV= Insurance County Championship matches in September.

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Kent Spitfires squad vs. Notts Outlaws:  Jack Leaning (Captain), Arafat Bhuiyan, James Bazley (Overseas player), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Blake, Ben Compton, Jaydn Denly, Harry Finch, Nathan Gilchrist, Hamid Qadri, Matt Parkinson, Matt Quinn, Jas Singh, Grant Stewart

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