Match Preview: Middlesex vs. Kent Spitfires

Match Preview: Middlesex vs. Kent Spitfires

Radlett Cricket Club plays host to Kent Spitfires’ latest Royal London Cup fixture as they take on Middlesex in Hertfordshire.

Scotland international George Munsey remains Kent’s top run-scorer in the competition following three innings in the competition, with 243 at 81.00.

Harry Finch has 148 runs averaging 49.33, with opener Tawanda Muyeye boasting a strike rate of 117.80.

With the ball, wickets so far have been shared between Matt Quinn, Matt Milnes & Nathan Gilchrist (all 3), Darren Stevens, James Logan & Grant Stewart (all 2).

Last time out

Kent Spitfires succumbed to Essex Eagles by nine wickets at a gloomy and overcast Chelmsford in the Royal London Cup.

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Eagles captain Tom Westley struck 69 off 77 balls, having previously clocked 69 and 87 not out, during a 127 run stand with Alastair Cook.

Essex were chasing 158, and knocked them off with 19 overs to spare.

Opposition report

Middlesex have two wins in three matches so far in the Royal London Cup from their first five matches, with one no result.

Stephen Eskinazi is the Middlesex’ top run-scorer to date, with 175 runs at 87.50, whilst Sam Robson has 169 at 42.25.

All-rounder and leg-spinner Luke Hollman is Middlesex’s top wicket-taker currently with eight wickets at 24.50. Seamer Ethan Bamber has seven at 28.57.

Middlesex squad in full:

Peter Handscomb (Captain), Martin Andersson, Ethan Bamber, Varun Chopra, Jack Davies, Josh De Caires, Stephen Eskinazi, Toby Greatwood, James Harris, Max Harris, Max Holden, Luke Hollman, Sam Robson, Robbie White, Thilan Walallawita

Live Streaming

Middlesex vs. Kent Spitfires will be streamed via Middlesex’s Official YouTube channel and embedded into the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website, with pictures coming courtesy of Middlesex.

Team News

Jack Leaning returns to the squad to captain the Spitfires.

Darren Stevens has been rested for this match, whilst Heino Kuhn has been ruled out by injury.

Harry Podmore returns to the squad after a shin injury.

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