Nearly 6,000 watch Spitfires book their place in the T20 quarter-finals

Sunday 28th June 2009

THERE were several reasons to celebrate yesterday as the Kent Spitfires beat the Surrey Brown Caps, in front of a crowd of nearly six thousand, at Beckenham. The victory earned Kent a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup against the Durham Dynamos. The game will be staged at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on the 27, 28 or 29 of July.

In addition, the match also witnessed the biggest Kent crowd since 2006. The last eight tie, against Durham, is expected to attract the biggest home crowd for a decade so there are plenty of reasons to feel proud of Rob Key and his Spitfires, leading up to next month“s mouth-watering fixture with the Dynamos.

Commenting on Kent“s last eight tie with Durham, Jamie Clifford, Director of Business Development said: “This game represents a tremendous prospect for the Club. A big crowd, a potential place at Twenty20 Finals Day, and exciting opposition. We certainly anticipate another big turn out next month and will announce details as soon as we receive the date of the game from the ECB. Demand for tickets is bound to prove very high and we have already received plenty of interest in our corporate hospitality packages.”

Justin Kemp picture courtesy of Sarah Ansell