Match Preview: Kent Women vs. Essex Women

Match Preview: Kent Women vs. Essex Women

Kent Women take on rivals Essex Women in a showcase T20 exhibition fixture against Essex Women on Monday 5 July at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, in the Battle of the Bridge.

The Horses were crowned South East Champions of the Vitality Women’s County T20 earlier this Summer, and will welcome an Essex side that they defeated twice in the tournament at Chelmsford in May.

This will be the first time that Kent Women will play in front of a crowd this season due to COVID-regulations, and will also be the first time that the Horses will contest a floodlit fixture at The Spitfire Ground – the match is scheduled to start at 19:00.

Kent Women were unbeaten in all of their T20 matches this season, Grace Scrivens stealing headlines with 94 not out against Surrey on matchday one. Scrivens went on to be the Group’s second highest run-scorer with 191, whilst Alice Davidson-Richards averaged 59.33 with the bat in the tournament.

Kalea Moore took nine wickets for the Horses, with Megan Belt claiming eight victims – the pair both sitting in the top five of the Group’s bowling rankings.

Scotland international Sarah Bryce was named Kent’s Player of the Tournament after 165 runs at 41.25, three catches and two stumpings.


Entry to The Battle of the Bridge is FREE for all Kent Members and Six Pack Ticket Package Holders – and this match will not be taken from any Six Pack Package.

In-line with current regulations, all Members and Package Holders will have to reserve their seat, as per Men’s First XI matches, by clicking here >>>

Tickets for non-Members or Package holders cost £5, with juniors able to attend for free.

All tickets must be booked in advance, no tickets will be available on the gate.

Purchase your tickets here >>>

T20 Showcase

Alongside the first ever floodlit women’s match to take place at the Home of Kent Cricket in Canterbury, Kent Women’s victorious T20 side will be formally presented with the South East regional T20 trophy, as well as their winners medals from the tournament, and a formal cap presentation for the Kent stars in the squad that were awarded Women’s Caps by the Club on its 150th Birthday back in December.

Return of spectators

It’s our top priority to welcome you back to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, and to do that safely, we all have a role to play.

Because COVID-19 remains a part of our lives for the time-being – everyone – including the players, officials, staff, stewards and Members – will need to adhere to COVID-protocols to make the return of spectators a successful, and hopefully a permanent one.

All the information you need to adhere to the Club’s COVID-protocols upon your return to watching the Kent Spitfires live can be found in the below Match Day Information Pack:


Live Streaming

Kent Women vs. Essex Women will be streamed via Kent Cricket’s Official YouTube channel.

Team News

17-year-old Grace Scrivens will captain Kent for the first time in her career under the lights at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Mia Rogers is available for the Horses as wicketkeeper and is expected to take the gloves for her final loan appearance for the county.

Phoebe Franklin, Kalea Moore, Susie Rowe and Alexa Stonehouse all featured for South East Stars in their Charlotte Edwards Cup T20 victory over Central Sparks at The Spitfire Ground on Saturday, with seven of Kent’s 12-strong squad all being a part of regional sides.

Kent’s full Matchday Squad, presented by Canterbury Christ Church University >>>

Be in with a chance of winning Darren Stevens’ signed match-worn Vitality Blast shirt by buying any piece of Samurai Sportswear Kent Cricket merchandise online or in-store before 18 July.

Purchase your Samurai Sportswear Kent Cricket merchandise here >>>

More information >>>

Kent Women are proudly sponsored by Canterbury Christ Church University >>>