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Kent Cricket League Premier Division round-up – week seven

Kent Cricket League Premier Division round-up – week seven

Premier Division leaders Minster won a tense match against Tunbridge Wells on Saturday.

Billings: I would never say no to help out

Billings: I would never say no to help out

Kent Spitfires captain Sam Billings has stated he’s available to play four-day cricket for the county – but only in an emergency.

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Spitfires well beaten by Essex

Spitfires well beaten by Essex

Kent Spitfires fell to their fifth successive Vitality Blast defeat in front of a bumper crowd at Canterbury on Friday night.

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Four defeats in a row for Spitfires

Four defeats in a row for Spitfires

Kent Spitfires suffered a fourth successive Vitality Blast defeat when they lost by 31 runs at Sussex Sharks on Thursday night.

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Kind results ease pain of defeat for high-fliers

Kind results ease pain of defeat for high-fliers

Captain Matt Hammond was philosophical after St Lawrence & Highland Court lost a rain-affected Kent League Premier Division match to Tunbridge Wells.

Billings’ Spitfires rallying cry

Billings’ Spitfires rallying cry

Skipper Sam Billings wants Kent Spitfires’ players to take more responsibility as they desperately try to get their T20 Blast campaign back on track.

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Town ready for ‘huge’ game

Town ready for ‘huge’ game

Skipper Tom Chapman admits Sandwich Town’s players are aware of the significance of this Saturday’s match.

Injured Agar’s English summer over

Injured Agar’s English summer over

Sidelined Australian fast bowler Wes Agar has left Kent to return home - but has already committed for a third club stint next year.

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‘They all offer something that we need’

‘They all offer something that we need’

Boss Steve King has explained why he’s recruited Deal’s trio of summer signings ahead of their inaugural Isthmian South East season.

Ex-Dover defender joins Wings

Ex-Dover defender joins Wings

Former Dover defender Myles Judd has agreed to join National League South Welling.

Kent League Premier Division weekend round-up

Kent League Premier Division weekend round-up

Minster won a rain-reduced Kent League Premier Division away match to move 11 points clear while Tunbridge Wells and Hayes were also victorious.

Spitfires skipper Billings ‘embarrassed’ after dismal T20 loss

Spitfires skipper Billings ‘embarrassed’ after dismal T20 loss

Kent Spitfires suffered a third straight T20 Blast defeat as they lost to Gloucestershire at Canterbury.

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Spitfires beaten in five-over ‘lottery’

Spitfires beaten in five-over ‘lottery’

Kent Spitfires were on the wrong end of a five-over “lottery” against Somerset in the Vitality Blast on Friday night.

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Canterbury captain: Stick to the plan

Canterbury captain: Stick to the plan

Skipper Jarryd Taig reckons Canterbury 1sts can beat Kent League Premier Division leaders Minster 1sts - provided they stick to their game-plan.

O’Riordan having a Blast

O’Riordan having a Blast

Marcus O’Riordan’s impact in Kent Spitfires’ early T20 Blast games has been praised by head coach Matt Walker.

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Roshan delivers for Town

Roshan delivers for Town

Experienced Sri Lankan overseas off-spinner Roshan Jayatissa returned remarkable figures during Sandwich Town 1sts’ huge win at Broadstairs.

‘He will come back stronger’

‘He will come back stronger’

Daniel Bell-Drummond is confident Kent team-mate Matt Parkinson will bounce back from an off day in their T20 Blast home defeat against Middlesex.

Stickels hits brilliant ton as Minster stay out on top

Stickels hits brilliant ton as Minster stay out on top

Dan Stickels demonstrated his class by starring for Minster on Saturday in their big win over Bickley Park.

Tennent steps into the unknown

Tennent steps into the unknown

New Dover defender Joe Tennent cannot wait to get started at Crabble - having never previously played at the ground!

Coach Walker on Spitfires’ schedule and six counts

Coach Walker on Spitfires’ schedule and six counts

There is the opportunity for Kent Spitfires to work on areas for improvement ahead of their next T20 Blast game this week.

Kent League Premier Division weekend round-up

Kent League Premier Division weekend round-up

There was no change at the Kent League Premier Division summit as frontrunners Minster and St Lawrence & Highland Court earned weekend wins.

Report: Kent beaten despite Bell-Drummond half-century

Report: Kent beaten despite Bell-Drummond half-century

There was a first T20 Blast defeat of the season at home for Kent Spitfires against Middlesex at Canterbury.

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Billings hits ton in Spitfires win

Billings hits ton in Spitfires win

Skipper Sam Billings scored a match-winning century to guide Kent Spitfires to a four-wicket win over Somerset on Friday night.

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Bowler takes all 10 wickets

Bowler takes all 10 wickets

A club cricketer who’s new to the game achieved the extraordinary feat of taking all 10 wickets in an innings.

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Skipper: Away win had everything

Skipper: Away win had everything

Captain Matt Hammond accepts St Lawrence & Highland Court 1sts’ three-wicket win at Sandwich Town 1sts would have been a great match for any neutrals.

Spitfires skipper ready for Blast-off

Spitfires skipper ready for Blast-off

Kent Spitfires captain Sam Billings is relishing their first home game in the Vitality Blast.

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No game’s easy for table-topping Minster

No game’s easy for table-topping Minster

Minster moved top of the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday but their captain knows it will take hard work to stay there.

No stage fright for Archie

No stage fright for Archie

Teenage Dover attacker Archie Hatcher has explained how he took his Blackburn trial in his stride and how the experience left him hungry for more.

‘The best decision of my cricketing life’

‘The best decision of my cricketing life’

Kent Spitfires captain Sam Billings has opened up about “the best decision of my cricketing life” after returning to action this week.

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Town’s unfinished cup business

Town’s unfinished cup business

Sandwich Town skipper Tom Chapman has his sights on cup success this summer.

Evison makes his mark in T20 defeat

Evison makes his mark in T20 defeat

Variety was the key for Joey Evison after he picked up three wickets for Kent Spitfires on Sunday.

Kent League Premier Division round-up

Kent League Premier Division round-up

Early Kent League Premier Division basement boys Tunbridge Wells ended reigning champions Lordswood’s perfect record to allow Minster to go top.

Spitfires beaten by Hawks

Spitfires beaten by Hawks

Kent suffered their first defeat of this summer’s Vitality Blast after losing a tight contest at Hampshire Hawks on Sunday.

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Parkinson takes hat-trick for Spitfires

Parkinson takes hat-trick for Spitfires

A first-ever hat-trick from Matt Parkinson sealed a flying start for Kent Spitfires in the Vitality Blast on Friday night.

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Bell-Drummond: Spitfires’ T20 side can beat best

Bell-Drummond: Spitfires’ T20 side can beat best

Batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond is optimistic Kent Spitfires can qualify for the knockout stages of the T20 Blast competition.

Taig: Don’t allow defeat to be in vain

Taig: Don’t allow defeat to be in vain

Club captain Jarryd Taig is urging Canterbury’s batsmen to take lessons from their six-wicket Kent League Premier Division defeat at Bexley.

Head coach Walker: Don’t rule us out yet

Head coach Walker: Don’t rule us out yet

Matt Walker insists there’s still enough time for Kent to defy those who predicted they would suffer 2024 County Championship Division 1 relegation.

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Chapman: Victory can be catalyst

Chapman: Victory can be catalyst

Tom Chapman is optimistic Sandwich Town’s weekend Kent League Premier Division win can help kick-start their season.

Crawley’s Kent form defended by Walker

Crawley’s Kent form defended by Walker

The largely poor red-ball form of Kent’s England international batsman Zak Crawley has been defended by coach Matt Walker.

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