Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Sussex Sharks

Match Preview: Kent Spitfires vs. Sussex Sharks

The County Ground, Beckenham gets its first taste of cricket this Summer when Sussex Sharks visit in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Sunday 21st April.

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Kent go into this fixture hungry for a first victory this campaign after two defeats against strong competition in Hampshire and Somerset.

The Spitfires suffered defeat in their first two fixtures last season, before an upturn in form took them all the way to the Final at Lord’s.

Heino Kuhn, Ivan Thomas, Calum Haggett, Mitchell Claydon and Grant Stewart all remain sidelined with injuries.

Daniel Bell-Drummond will captain the side.

Local-boy Alex Blake is set to make his 100th career List A appearance.

Kent Spitfires squad in full:

Daniel Bell-Drummond (Captain)

Alex Blake

Zak Crawley

Sean Dickson

Fred Klaassen

Matt Milnes

Harry Podmore

Imran Qayyum

Matt Renshaw

Adam Riley

Ollie Robinson

Adam Rouse

Darren Stevens

  • Gates open at 10:00
  • Play will start at 11:00
  • There will be a variety of food concessions available at The County Ground, along with a bouncy castle and family activities.
  • The weather is set to be warm and sunny, please bring plenty of water and suncream.
  • Spectators are allowed to bring in EITHER four cans of beer OR a bottle of wine.


  • Parking is available to all at The County Ground, Beckenham for £10 on the gate (free for life members). More information can be found here

Pakistan will visit The County Ground, Beckenham as their preparations for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup continue to face 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup finalists, the Kent Spitfires

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