The Cowdreys join The Spitfire Sessions

Friday 12th June 2020

The Cowdreys join The Spitfire Sessions

Kent Cricket is delighted to announce that the next instalment of ‘The Spitfire Sessions’ will host members from the Cowdrey family, on Monday 15th June at 19.00.

Few names are as notable as the Cowdrey’s within first class cricket. Kent’s 150 year history has been filled with memorable performances from generations of the family, a name etched into the minds of Kent and England supporters alike.

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The Cowdrey’s will reminisce on their family legacy within cricket and the county, their careers, as well as discussing their current involvement in the game.

Taking place on Monday 15th June at 19:00, The Spitfire Sessions will be available to watch live on Kent Cricket’s official Facebook Page, as well as directly through Zoom.

This forum is open to all, and the panel will be answering questions put to them by supporters and stakeholders. Supporters are asked to submit questions in advance via e-mail to

From the advanced questions received, a star question will be selected by the panel and awarded with a prize, kindly donated by Shepherd Neame.

Chris Cowdrey is the eldest son of Lord Cowdrey and represented both England and Kent, captaining both. This made history as they became only the second father and son combination to captain England, after his father, Colin Cowdrey, had previously done so.

Joining Kent in 1976, he captained the Club for six years from 1985. He scored over 12,000 runs and took 200 wickets for the Club. In his first England test match against India, he dismissed Kapil Dev with only his fourth ball, making him the 19th English bowler to take a wicket in their first over.

Graham Cowdrey continued the rich Cowdrey cricket tradition in Kent by representing the Club from 1984- 1997. A right-hand middle-order batsman, he represented Young England before making his county debut, and for more than a decade he was a regular member of the Kent side. The attacking batsman scored an impressive 8858 First-Class runs throughout his career, including 17 centuries and a career best of 147. Since retiring from the game, Graham has continued to be involved within the sport, working as a cricket liaison officer for the ECB.

Jeremy Cowdrey continues to play an instrumental role behind the scenes at Kent Cricket. He is a member of the committee and most recently led on the Club’s 150th Year Commemorative Service at the Canterbury Cathedral in March.

Jeremy spent his childhood on Kent grounds watching his father play and is a Life Member.

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Monday 15th June also marks Beer Day Britain, the UK’s annual National Beer Day. The start of the session will see the Club join with Shepherd Neame in their National ‘Cheers to Beer’ toast, taking place across the country at 7pm.

Shepherd Neame’s online shop is open and selling a limited range of beers, wines and ciders.

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