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Match Preview: Kent vs. Nottinghamshire

After a bye week in the competition, Kent are back in LV= Insurance County Championship action with the visit of Nottinghamshire to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

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

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Kent are currently ninth in Division One of the Championship, and will need to make up a six-point difference to eighth-placed Middlesex to ensure their place in the division for the 2024 season.

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.

Ben Compton is Kent’s highest run-scorer in the Championship this year with 609 runs – followed by Joey Evison (533 @ 33.31) & Daniel Bell-Drummond (490 @ 54.44).

Matt Quinn has 18 Division One wickets to his name this term, with 17 for Evison, & 15 for Hamid Qadri.

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 2023 Kent Cricket Annual will be on sale at the Kent Cricket Shop during this match.

Weather forecast

  • Buy your tickets with confidence – should there be less than 16 overs bowled in the day, ticket purchasers for that day’s play will receive an automatic ticket credit to their Kent Cricket Ticketing Account.
  • Follow Kent Cricket on Twitter to receive live updates on prospects of play should there be any delays.

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Members’ Forum

There will be a Members’ Forum inside the Ames Levett Indoor Sports Centre during the Lunch break on Day Two of this match (Monday 11 September).

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. Nottinghamshire will be live streamed & embedded into the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website. BBC Radio commentary will be synced to pictures coming via Kent Cricket.

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Opposition Report

Nottinghamshire are currently seventh & safe in Division One with three wins, four defeats and four draws in 11 matches so far.

Joe Clarke currently averages 42.11 with the bat in the Championship, scoring 758 runs in 11 matches. England opener Haseeb Hameed has 630 runs, & Ben Slater 597.

With the ball, all-rounder Brett Hutton has 51 wickets averaging 20.57, with South Africa pacer Dane Paterson taking 44 at an average of 24.90.

Team News

Jack Leaning captains a 14-strong squad for the visit of Nottinghamshire.

Club Captain Sam Billings returns to the squad after taking time away from the red-ball game earlier in the Summer, and is joined by a returning Zak Crawley, fresh from being named as England’s ODI captain for their series against Ireland later this month.

New signing, India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, is set to debut after arriving in Canterbury on Friday.

Joey Evison returns after recovering an abdominal injury, and Nathan Gilchrist could make his first Championship appearance since April after making a recovery from a leg injury.

Ben Lister has been called up by New Zealand to be with their touring party until 16 September due to injuries in the camp. Cricket New Zealand has informed the Club that they hope that this is a short term measure, and expect to release Lister back to the Kent squad after that time.

Jordan Cox is out for the rest of the season after sustaining a finger injury in The Hundred, & Hamid Qadri has suffered from a calf injury that also rules the off-spinner out for a prolonged period of time. Left-arm spinner Aron Nijjar has joined the Club from Essex on loan.

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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.

Registration for access to our ticket ballot is now open. Please complete the form below:

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The ballot will open from from Monday 18 September.

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

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