Match Preview: Kent vs. Lancashire

Match Preview: Kent vs. Lancashire

Kent Men’s final match of the 2023 season is a crucial home tie at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence – Lancashire are the visitors in the LV= Insurance County Championship.

The match will be under September playing conditions, with play beginning at 10:30 each day.

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Kent are currently eighth in Division One of the Championship, one point ahead of Middlesex in the relegation zone. Two teams drop down to Division Two from the ten-team league.

As a reminder; 16 points are awarded for a victory, with both sides earning eight points for a tie and five points apiece if a match is drawn. Any points scored in the first innings is added on, five batting bonus points are available as well as three bowling points in each team’s first innings, before 110 overs are reached.

Kent will need to ensure that they better Middlesex’s points tally – with the Lord’s-based side away at Nottinghamshire for their final match. If both teams finish on the same amount of points, Championship position is then settled by the following criteria:

  1. Most wins
  2. Fewest losses
  3. Most points achieved in matches against teams level on points
  4. Most wickets taken
  5. Most runs scored

Kent currently have two wins to Middlesex’s three.

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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Weather forecast

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Members’ Forum

A Members’ Forum will take place during Lunch (12:30) on Day One inside the Ames Levett Indoor Sports Centre.

The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence Ground Tours

This season, comprehensive tours of all of The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence will take place – revealing the history and mystery of the place that Kent Cricket has called home for around 180 years.

Led by experienced & knowledgeable guides, you will visit parts that other spectators cannot always reach, and learn about the people, events & trees that have made our home so famous & well-loved.

Tours begin at 13:00 on match days, and at 11:00 on non-match days, costing £10 for adults & £5 for under-16s. Each tour will last around 60 – 90 minutes.

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Live Match Centre

Kent vs. Lancashire will be live streamed & embedded into the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website.

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Opposition Report

Lancashire sit fifth in Division One, safe in the division but also unable to win the Championship. They have three wins, one loss and nine draws from 13 matches.

Josh Bohannon has over 1,000 Championship runs this season, averaging 53.80. Three batters average over 50.00 – captain Keaton Jennings (716 runs), George Balderson (647 runs) and Bohannon.

With the ball, Tom Bailey has 48 wickets at 21.58, New Zealander Will Williams 39 at 22.23 and Balderson 19 at 37.63.

Team News

Men’s Head Coach Matt Walker has named a squad of 13 for the visit of Lancashire, once again captained by Jack Leaning.

Late-season spin recruits in left-armer Aron Nijjar & India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal are both available for the Spitfires.

Nathan Gilchrist & Matt Quinn both return after working on their fitness this week.

Zak Crawley is captaining his country as England face Ireland in their Metro Bank ODI Series.

Michael Hogan will not be available for this match after injuring this hamstring in Somerset. Jordan Cox (finger) & Hamid Qadri (calf) are both out for the season. Sam Billings is not selected.

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International T20 cricket is back at The Spitfire Ground after 12 years next Summer!

International T20 cricket will return to Canterbury on Thursday 11 July 2024 when The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence hosts the 3rd match in England’s IT20 series against New Zealand.

It is only the second time that Canterbury has hosted a Women’s International T20 match in its long history, and will be another boost for the continued growth of women’s cricket in Kent.

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Please note: there is only one entry per e-mail address supplied. Duplicate entries will not be counted.

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