Tredwell and Stevens back in the 12 for CB40 tie against Scotland

Thursday 20th May 2010

Scotland v Kent
Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C
Saturday, 22 May 2010 – 1.45pm start
Citylets Grange, Edinburgh

Kent welcome back influential spin bowler James Tredwell for their CB40 match against Scotland at Citylets Grange. Tredwell has been away with England“s t20 World Cup winning squad in the West Indies recently and has been sorely missed as Rob Key“s men still go in search of their first win of the season.

Kent are currently second from bottom in Group C, with their two points coming from two no
results. Scotland, on the other hand, only opened their campaign last week at Leicestershire and they did so in fine style; claiming a last over, four wicket victory. Chasing down 218, half-centuries from George Bailey and Richie Berrington set the foundation before a blistering 27 from 19 balls from the big-hitting Neil McCallum saw the Scots home with two balls to spare.

The two sides met last summer in the Friends Provident group stages and honours were even over the two matches. Firstly on a cold and damp clash at Canterbury, in early May, Kent came through, winning by four wickets. Robbie Joseph“s 3-55 helped restrict Scotland to 227-7 off their 50 overs as captain Gavin Hamilton made a well-compiled 74. After a rain delay Kent were set a victory target of 206, in 44 overs, and an unbeaten 97 from Joe Denly saw the boys achieve victory with ten balls to spare.

In the return fixture the Spitfires stumbled to a heavy nine wicket defeat as the Saltires claimed their only victory in the competition. In tough conditions Kent struggled to 65-4 off 19.5 overs before rain intervened and before they had a chance to redeem the situation, Scotland were set a simple Duckworth-Lewis target of just 80 from 18 overs and with the help of quickfire 45 from Fraser Watts they cruised home with 19 balls to spare. Neither side managed to progress in the FP Trophy last year as they occupied the bottom two places in Group B.

Tredwell and all-rounder Darren Stevens (pictured) return to Kent“s 12-man squad: Denly, Key (C), Jones (W), van Jaarsveld, Stevens, Mahmood, Blake, Tredwell, Cook, Khan, Ntini, Coles