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Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League season starts

Saturday 30th April 2016

The Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League returns to action this weekendwith the majority of the Kent squad registered at a club.

Tunbridge Wells welcome Bexley to The Nevill Ground today (Saturday 30 April, 12pm) before a full programme next weekend (Saturday 7 May).

With Specsavers County Championship matches on a Sunday, many players will be busy preparing for county cricket but Kent coaches are still keen to expose players to competitive club cricket and support grassroots club.

Kent player of the year Matt Coles and England star Sam Billings could line up for Hartley Country Club in the Premier League with white-ball master blaster Alex Blake at rivals Beckenham and England Lions spinner Adam Riley at neighbours Bexley.

England Lions opener Daniel Bell-Drummond and Kent seamer Ivan Thomas are registered with Blackheath and spin prospect Imran Qayyum leading Bromley this summer as part of his long-term development.

Charlie Hartley will appear for Dartford and Lordswood could have Kent duo Fabian Cowdrey and Sean Dickson at the top of the order.

Academy graduate Zak Crawley will line up for Sevenoaks Vine and newcomers Tenterden have Adam Ball and Sam Weller on their books.

The First Division could even feature a few county stars with Joe Denly at Whitstable, Hugh Bernard and James Tredwell at Folkestone and Sandwich may even call on Matt Hunn and skipper Sam Northeast after a long association with the club.

Premier League registered Kent players

Beckenham: Blake, Bexley: Riley, Blackheath: Thomas, Bell-Drummond, Bromley: Qayyum, Dartford: Hartley, Hartley: Coles, Billings, Lordswood: Cowdrey, Dickson, Sevenoaks: Crawley, Tenterden: Ball, Weller

First Division registered Kent players

Folkestone: Bernard, Tredwell, Sandwich Town: Hunn, Northeast, Whitstable: Denly

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