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Venue changes – Tunbridge Wells to host Twenty20

Monday 23rd March 2009

FOLLOWING the announcement today that Kent County Cricket Club will be staging two concerts on 26 and 27 June 2009 featuring the Sugababes and James Morrison, the Club has had to re-scheduled 5 (five) of its home fixtures.
The changes are as follows:

Twenty20 Cup
Kent Spitfires v Middlesex Panthers
29 May 2009 Now Canterbury (previously scheduled for Beckenham)
Kent Spitfires v Sussex Sharks
31 May 2009 Now Canterbury (previously scheduled for Beckenham)
Kent Spitfires v Hampshire Hawks
22 June 2009 Now Tunbridge Wells (previously scheduled for Canterbury)
Kent Spitfires v Surrey Brown Caps
28 June 2009 Now Beckenham (previously scheduled for Canterbury)

LV County Championship Division 2
Kent v Gloucestershire
30 June – 3 July 2009 Now Beckenham (previously scheduled for Canterbury)

All start times remain unaltered

Commenting on the need for these changes, Kent“s Chief Executive, Paul Millman, said: “We appreciate that the changes we are making to the fixtures may cause some inconvenience to those who have started to make their plans for the season.

’The opportunity to stage two concerts at Canterbury is a vital part of this year“s plan for the Club and we hope that our supporters will understand the need to make these alterations to the original schedule.

’The fixture changes that have had to be made will, however, bring unscheduled benefits to Kent supporters in the Beckenham and Tunbridge Wells areas. Beckenham will stage a four-day Championship Match against Gloucestershire whilst Tunbridge Wells will host its first ever Twenty20 fixture. Fans of Twenty20 cricket in the Canterbury area will not be losing out with the fixtures on the 29th and 31st May being rescheduled to the St Lawrence Ground.”

Tickets already purchased for these fixtures will remain valid. However, those who have purchased tickets in advance will receive a letter later this week to advise how they can obtain a full refund if they wish.

Please contact the Business Development Team (Alan Hilliker, Shaz Sarrafan, Sally Harrison, Abi Hiatt-Gipson or Alex Killick) at Kent County Cricket Club on 01227 456886 for any further information.

Picture courtesy of Anthony Roberts of ARPICS shows Tunbridge Wells Pavilion which will see Twenty20 action for the first time in 2009