Match Preview: Nottinghamshire vs. Kent

Match Preview: Nottinghamshire vs. Kent

Kent get back into the groove of Specsavers County Championship cricket as they visit Trent Bridge to take on Nottinghamshire.

If the visitors gain four points overall on the hosts in this fixture, Kent will secure Division One cricket for next season.

Daniel Bell-Drummond is currently Kent’s highest run scorer in the Championship this year, with 783 runs in 21 innings at an average of 39.15.

The bowling duo of Harry Podmore (43) and Matt Milnes (45) have accounted for 48% of Kent’s 184 Championship wickets this season. Milnes is in line to make his first appearance for Kent back at his home county, after coming through the academy at Nottinghamshire.

Marcus O’Riordan could be in line to make his first-class debut after averaging 31.85 with the ball and 28.95 with the ball in the Second XI Championship this season.

Darren Stevens is included in the travelling squad and is two wickets away from reaching a career milestone of 500 first-class scalps. Mitchell Claydon is also one victim short of 300 career first-class wickets.

Kent currently sit in fifth position in Division One, 69 points ahead of Nottinghamshire in last place.

Chris Nash is currently Notts’ top run scorer in the Championship with 626 so far, whilst Luke Fletcher has taken 30 wickets at an average of 26.36.

Kent squad in full

  • Sam Billings (captain)
  • Daniel Bell-Drummond
  • Mitchell Claydon
  • Jordan Cox
  • Zak Crawley
  • Heino Kuhn
  • Matt Milnes
  • Marcus O’Riordan
  • Harry Podmore
  • Ollie Rayner
  • Ollie Robinson
  • Darren Stevens

Darren Stevens is in line to make his final appearance of his 15-year Kent career at home to Hampshire at the end of this month.

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