Spitfires name unchanged 12 for the visit of Somerset Sabres

Friday 18th June 2010

Kent Spitfires v Somerset Sabres
Friends Provident t20 – South Division
Sunday, 20 June 2010. 3pm start
Beckenham

The Kent Spitfires will look to return to winning ways against a star-studded Somerset Sabres line-up, as the FP t20 bandwagon rolls into Beckenham for the next two matches.

Rob Key’s men fell to a 15-run defeat to the Surrey Lions on Friday as rain affected the Brit Oval clash. Surrey made 150-7, batting first, as former Kent overseas star Andrew Symonds smashed 62. In reply another fine performance from Darren Stevens (33*) was in all in vain as Kent finished on 81-5, short of the required Duckworth-Lewis score when the players were forced to leave the field.

Somerset’s line-up is an illustrious one. They boast the talents of West-Indian t20 specialist Kieron Pollard in a batting setup that also includes captain Marcus Trescothick. However, they have endured a mixed start to the start to the campaign – winning only three of their opening six games. In their last outing they overcame Gloucestershire Gladitors as Zander de Bruyn’s unbeaten 95 led them to a six wicket victory.

The Spitfires have named an unchanged 12 with James Goodman still in contention to make his t20 bow.

Kent Spitfires: Key (C), van Jaarsveld, Northeast, Jones, Blake, Stevens, Mahmood, Tredwell, Coles, Cook, Bandara, Goodman.

Tickets are still available for the big game. You can purchase yours at the gate on the day of the game. The price is £25 for adults and £10 for juniors.

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