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Thomas International Sport supports Rod Marsh Ashes Tour Dinner

Thursday 23rd April 2015

Australia chairman of selectors and former Test wicketkeeper-batsman Rod Marsh MBE will be the special guest at an Ashes Tour dinner on Wednesday 24 June, the day before Kent take on Australia at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Kent Cricket partners Thomas International Sport who provide assessments that empower athletes, coaches and managers to achieve excellence through understanding of behavioural and emotional traits, have extended their support of the Club to include sponsorship of an upcoming dinner with the Australian legend.

The services provided by Thomas International Sport have proven so valuable that Kent Cricket has extended their use. Kent Cricket High Performance Director Simon Willis is a leading proponent and said: “The partnership with Thomas Sport has worked incredibly well for us, with the insights allowing our athletes to perform at a higher, more consistent level.”

The Club and Thomas Sport are currently promoting a ‘Winning Mindsets masterclass’, at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, on Wednesday 3 June.

The interactive seminar will centre on how Kent Cricket maximised player performance with particular reference to Kent and England Lions wicketkeeper Sam Billings. Click here to find out more information and to register for the event.

Rod Marsh, the current Chairman of Selectors for Cricket Australia, will be the special guest at an Ashes Tour Dinner, Wednesday 24 June, the evening before Australia’s opening tour match against Kent in Canterbury.

The 96-Test veteran has been described as one of the all-time greats of the sport, at the time of his retirement holding the record for most Test dismissals, 355. He formed a legendary partnership with fellow West Australian Dennis Lillee. The pair still hold the world record for most successful bowler, wicketkeeper combination with 95 wickets in 69 matches.

During much of his career, Marsh competed both statistically and personally with Kent’s own Alan Knott. Marsh has noted during his early Test years that he was under prepared as a wicketkeeper for matches and learned a great deal from Knott.

The dinner is on sale now, with expectation that it will sell out quickly. Places are available at £60 per person, includes a three-course meal, or tables of ten for £540 (VAT inclusive). Places can be reserved by emailing – tanya.nicholls.kent@ecb.co.uk.

To buy tickets for the Australian four-day fixture, Thursday 25 June to Sunday 28 June please click here. Ground entry tickets are £20 pre-buy, £30 on the day.