Match Preview: Kent Women vs. Essex Women

Match Preview: Kent Women vs. Essex Women

After a year away at Chelmsford, the annual Battle of the Bridge T20 showcase returns to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence as Kent Women face Essex Women for the second times under floodlights at Canterbury.

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Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Kent Spitfires defend their One-Day Cup this August! See the 2023 winners look to retain their title in four home Group clashes across Canterbury & Beckenham:

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The Horses will be looking for a victory after rain curtailed a result at The Spitfire Ground, two years ago, & a three-wicket defeat at The Cloud County Ground last year.

Matchday Information

Entry to the Battle of the Bridge is FREE for all valid 2023 Kent Members, with entry gained by scanning their 2023 Kent Membership card at the gate. Non-members are able to gain entry at £5 for adults or FREE for under-15s both at the gate & online in advance.

With entrance via the Kennedy Gates next to Sainsbury’s, the bar in the Chiesman Pavilion will be open for all to use throughout the night, with the match starting at 18:00 (Toss at 17:30).

First-come-first-serve complimentary parking is also available, for this fixture only, for spectators – entrance via the vehicle entrance on Old Dover Road.

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.

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Match Coverage

Match coverage will be spread across the main Kent Cricket channels, with regular score updates coming via the Kent Women Live Scores Twitter account.

There is no live stream or radio coverage for this match.

Squad News

Women’s Head Coach has named a strong Matchday Squad for the Battle of the Bridge, with experienced players & players with international experience included.

Megan Belt will lead the Horses, with Megan Sturge confirmed to be taking the gloves under the lights at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Three players that featured in the first ever Women’s U19 World Cup – Grace Scrivens, Alexa Stonehouse & Darcey Carter, are all included.

Capped Kent Women player Charlotte Pape has made herself available for selection once more, after last featuring for the Horses in 2017.

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Kent Women matchday squad vs. Essex Women: Megan Belt (Captain), Sydney Gorham, Megan Sturge (Wicketkeeper), Grace Scrivens, Charlotte Pape, Darcey Carter, Alexa Stonehouse, Genevieve Jeer, Tilly Corteen-Coleman, Olivia Barnes, Jodie Hobson, Emily Barrett, Coco Streets, Alice Grant

West end stars return to The Spitfire Ground in July!

Outdoor concerts return to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence for a bumper weekend of entertainment on 21 and 22 July 2023, with two stunning tribute acts, featuring stars of London’s West End.

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