After a winter of due diligence and careful recruitment Kent are hoping to take the County Championship top flight by storm when the first-class cricket season begins next month.
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.
Kent all-rounder Joe Denly ended a memorable summer by winning the NatWest PCA Players’ Player of the Year and dominating the evening with three further awards.
Kent all-rounder Joe Denly has put his summer success down to playing in various overseas competitions over the previous winter after picking up the PCA’s 2018 Most Valuable Player cheque for £10,000.
Centuries from Dominic Sibley and Will Rhodes left Warwickshire strongly-placed against Kent in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two title-showdown at Edgbaston.
Kent’s Joe Denly and Rory Burns of Surrey earned earned their first Test call-ups for England’s forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka on Friday, but national selector Ed Smith insists there is no pressure to become “the new Alastair Cook”.
Three rain-ruined games in succession have left Kent with everything to play for if they are to progress from this season’s hard-fought Vitality Blast T20 qualifying campaign.
Kent’s ability to bounce back from adverse results will be fully tested once again on Friday when they welcome Sussex Sharks to The Spitfire Ground for a Vitality Blast T20 local derby (7pm start).
Kent Spitfires and Surrey took a point apiece after their Vitality Blast South Group clash in Canterbury was abandoned due to heavy rain during the innings break.
Kent’s overseas stars are lining up to pay tribute to team-mate Joe Denly who continues to light up the sublime summer of 2018 with match-winning performances.
Joe Denly had a night to remember as he scored a hundred and then took a hat-trick as Kent Spitfires beat Surrey by six runs in their Vitality Blast opener at the Kia Oval.
Heino Kuhn’s fourth century in his last five Royal London One-Day Cup innings lifted Kent into their first Lord’s final in 10 years as they edged out Worcestershire by two wickets.
South African batsman Heino Kuhn praised his team-mates after hitting a century in their win over Surrey on Friday.
Kent swept aside neighbours Surrey by 220 runs to land a fourth successive Royal London One-day Cup victory with almost 20 overs in hand on a flat pitch in Beckenham.