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Spitfires qualify for One-Day Cup quarter-final v Surrey on Thursday

Sunday 23rd August 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent Spitfires have reached a second limited-overs quarter-final in 2015 after a washout at Edgbaston secured fourth spot and a tie at Surrey next Thursday (27 August, 2pm start).

After topping the NatWest T20 Blast table, the Spitfires qualified on net run rate in the final round of games after finishing level with three other counties on eight points.

Back-to-back home wins against Sussex and Hampshire were followed by defeat to Lancashire which meant that Kent could not afford to lose in two tricky trips to the Midlands to finish the group stage.

Sam Billings hit a century and Matt Coles took a hat-trick as the Spitfires chased 336 to beat Group B winners Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge on Monday.

Kent needed to at least match the results of Warwickshire and Lancashire on Wednesday but the weather intervened at both counties to prevent the win they needed to snatch fourth spot.

The oldest rivalry in county cricket will resume with the Spitfires having done the NatWest T20 Blast double with wins at The County Ground, Beckenham and The Kia Oval.

Click here to buy quarter-final unreserved seating tickets from Surrey priced £15 in advance and £20 on the gate. Under 16s and current Kent Members and Six Pack package holders enter free on display of membership card on the day – no ticket required.

Phone number to book: 0844 375 1845 (open Mon-Fri during office hours)

The Surrey v Kent Spitfires quarter-final match will not be televised but broadcast live on BBC Radio Kent.

Kent Cricket partners Bayliss Executive Travel are running a coach to The Kia Oval.

The coach will leave The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence at 11am and call at Medway Services at 11.30am.

E-mail enquiries@baylissexecutivetravel.co.uk or call 01304 363 600 (weekdays 9-5) to book your place. £20 adults, £15 under 16s. Minimum 30 passengers required.

Royal London One-Day Cup group tables