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Spitfires squad named ahead of Sunday’s CB40

Saturday 19th May 2012

Men’s First Team

Kent have named a 12 man squad ahead of their Clydesdale Bank 40 match on Sunday, when they welcomethe Unicorns to the St Lawrence Ground for the first ever time.

Rob Key’s side got their CB40 campaign off to a flying start, a couple of weeks ago, when they brushed aside Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley. Pace bowler Matt Coles celebrated his call-up to the England Lions squad by tearing through the hosts’ batting line-up. The all-rounder took out Australian Phil Jacques and Gary Ballance for first-ball ducks, on his way to sealing fine figures of 6-32, as the home side could only muster 175-9.

The run-chase was well paced as Key (40) and the talented Sam Billings (26) put on 57 for the opening wicket before a fluent half-century from Darren Stevens led the visitors to the brink of victory. His dismissal, with 17 runs still needed, sparked a minor stumble, but Geraint Jones kept his cool to seal a four-wicket win in the final over. The win is Kent’s only outing in this tournament to-date, the Unicorns on the other hand are still searching for their first win after three fixtures.

The Spitfires head into this match with the same 12 man squad whichbeat Yorkshire Carnegie on May 6th.

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The full Spitfires squad to face the Unicorns will be:

Rob Key

Sam Billings

Alex Blake

Darren Stevens

Brendan Nash

Sam Northeast

Geraint Jones

James Tredwell

Matt Coles

Mark Davies

Adam Ball

Ben Harmison

For differing reasons, this match is a must-win for both sides so please come along to show your support for the Spitfires. The Club is offering a special ‘Kids for a Quid’ deal for children aged 5 to 16. Tickets can be booked online or purchased on the gate, with a healthy attendance expected – click here for online, print at home tickets.

There will be lots of family activities onSunday with; bouncy castles, face painting, activities in the football cage and Victa giving out his stickers. Don’t forget after the match you can also collect the latest poster and meet all the players in the autograph session. Adults pre-buy ground entry £15, Woolley Stand £20 (£5 more for both when gates open at 11.45am).

Supporters are encouraged to wear dotty clothing and accessories to this match to support Demelza's 'Go Dotty for Demelza' campaign. Staff from Demelza Children's Hospice will be selling dotty accessories and collecting donations during the match.

This will be Kent Spitfires' first home CB40 match in their new season kit. If you'd like to support the boys, you can pick up your own CB40 kit from the Kent Cricket Shop at the St Lawrence Ground or purchase online – click here

Pleasenote: supporters may not bring alcohol into the ground for this match.