Match Preview: Worcs. Rapids vs. Kent Spitfires

Match Preview: Worcs. Rapids vs. Kent Spitfires

Kent Spitfires’ first away match of the 2021 Royal London Cup takes them to New Road, Worcester to face the Worcestershire Rapids.

After defeat in the opening match of this year’s 50-over tournament, the Spitfires will be searching for their first victory against a Rapids side appearing in their first match-up of the competition.

George Munsey’s career-best-levelling 96 against Durham on Thursday was the top score for a Kent side that included seven 50-over Spitfires debutants.

Kent and Worcestershire have faced-off in List A cricket 50 times, including the B&H Cup Finals for 1973 & 1976, with 26 Kent victories, 21 Worcestershire wins and three no-results.

Last time out

Graham Clark and Alex Lees both hit centuries as Durham defeated Kent Spitfires by 103 runs in their Royal London Cup match at The County Ground, Beckenham.

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The visitors posted their highest ever 50-over score of 405 for four, eclipsing their previous record of 353 for eight, set against Nottinghamshire in 2014.

Opposition report

Worcestershire warmed up for the Royal London Cup with an emphatic seven-wicket win over Herefordshire in a 50-over game at New Road.

Young spinner Josh Baker took three wickets as Herefordshire were dismissed for 191 in 46.2 overs.

Tom Fell and Josh Dell then hit half centuries during a third-wicket stand of 125 in 17.5 overs as Worcestershire defeated their National County opponents with more than 21 overs to spare.

Live Streaming

Worcestershire Rapids vs. Kent Spitfires will be streamed via Worcestershire’s Official YouTube channel, and embedded into the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website.

Team News

In-line with the Club’s internal Return to Play  protocols following a positive COVID-19 PCR Test, Jack Leaning is likely to miss the Spitfires’ first two Royal London Cup matches.

Ollie Robinson will continue to captain the Spitfires in this match.

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