Match Preview: Middlesex vs. Kent Spitfires

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Men’s First XI

Vitality Blast

Match Preview: Middlesex vs. Kent Spitfires

Kent Spitfires head back to the capital to face Middlesex on Thursday evening, after a resounding victory over Surrey in their last fixture.

The Spitfires are looking to make it five wins out of five in T20 competition, which would equal efforts in 2007 (Champions), 2009 (Semi-Finalists) and 2015 (Quarter-Finalists).

A win in North London would be Kent’s best ever start to a T20 tournament in the club’s history.

In a rain-affected 7-over-a-side fixture at the Kia Oval on Tuesday evening, Mohammad Nabi’s blistering 43* from 12 balls saw Kent chase down Surrey’s 55/4 in only four overs, putting the Spitfires on eight points and top of the Vitality Blast South Group.

Nabi now tops Kent’s six hitting charts with nine, five coming against Surrey, whilst Hardus Viljoen has taken most wickets for the Spitfires, eight in four matches.

Sam Billings (shoulder) and Joe Denly (England) remain unavailable.

Middlesex currently sit in second with six points after three wins and a defeat so far.

England international Dawid Malan has scored 211 runs in four appearances in the Blast for Middlesex, whilst Toby Roland-Jones has eleven so far in the tournament.

Tickets are still available for Kent Spitfires’ remaining Vitality Blast home games this season after our home tie against Essex Eagles completely sold out last week

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