Published: 16:45, 09 November 2021
| Updated: 21:24, 09 November 2021
Kent have announced a one-size-fits-all membership package for the 2022 season.
Adult memberships have been combined into a "Kent Cricket Club Membership" that offers all the benefits the county’s most popular All Rounder category had featured in previous seasons.
The new membership is designed to attract even more people into the Kent Cricket family, making it more welcoming than ever before.
It costs £220 when purchased before the early bird window closes at the end of January and gives access to all home games.
It also gives priority access and discounted tickets to any home knock-out stage matches in the T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup hosted by Kent, priority access to any finals day tickets in which Kent appears, access to all members areas - including the Frank Woolley Stand, which is set to be refurbished for the 2022 season - voting rights at the AGM, entry to Kent Women home matches and entry to any tourist or England representative games hosted by Kent.
New for 2022 is the introduction of the Young Adult Membership (for 16 to 25 year olds), which is in addition to Junior Membership (for 5 to 15 year olds), which gives younger Kent supporters the opportunity to support their county at every scheduled home Kent match at a discounted rate.
Junior Membership can be purchased for the early-bird price of £30 while Young Adult Membership can be purchased for £110.
Ever-popular Six Pack Ticket Bundles also return next year, with guaranteed entry to any six days of Kent Cricket, with the added option of "Six Pack Plus", giving access to exclusive member areas at Kent's home grounds.
Replacing “13th Man” for 2022 comes the Kent Cricket Supporters Network - which is ideal for Kent supporters that don't expect to attend home matches in 2022 but still want to support the club. It costs £50 for the season.
Kent head coach Matt Walker said: “After a successful 2021 season, it’s an exciting time to be a part of Kent Cricket.
“We have a squad here with talent and depth across all formats, and all of them are proud to wear the Kent shirt.
“We know how much this side means to people in the county, and we play for each and every one of you every time we cross the boundary rope.
“By becoming a part of Kent Cricket, not only will you be helping to support our men’s and women’s teams, but you’ll also be contributing towards the fantastic work that the club does in our local community right here in Kent, too.”
Kent CEO Simon Storey said: “As we have talked to members and supporters, it’s become clear that we have an opportunity to simplify membership and Six Pack Ticket Bundles, which have evolved over a number of years.
"Everyone has highlighted the need to continue to offer the value but make things easier to understand.
"Our new 2022 options are designed to attract even more people into the Kent Cricket family, making it as welcoming and accessible than before for our ever-evolving supporter base, across the county and further afield.”
Kent will compete in County Championship Division 1 in 2022 as the competition reverts to two divisions again after two seasons under revised structures due to Covid.
The early bird discounts apply until 5pm on January 31, 2022.