Published: 09:00, 29 April 2021
Kent Spitfires’ One-day National County match against Suffolk has been moved to the County Ground, Beckenham.
The match on Tuesday, July 20 was originally due to be hosted by minor counties side Suffolk at Copdock near Ipswich but bosses felt it was easier to host the match at Beckenham due to Covid restrictions.
Kent’s director of cricket Paul Downton said: “The players and coaches were looking forward to making the journey to Suffolk, but the challenges presented by the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic mean that hosting this match at Beckenham is now the best option for
us from a safety perspective.
“This will be ideal preparation for the Royal London Cup as Beckenham will be our home venue for the Group Stage, and by anchoring our one-day efforts in Metropolitan Kent, we can ensure that Covid regulations and guidance are strictly adhered to.
“We look forward to welcoming the Suffolk players and support staff to Beckenham in July.”
Suffolk chairman Andrew Squire added: “I know our players will relish the chance to test themselves against a first-class county on their own ground.
“It also provides a great opportunity for our players, especially the younger ones, to showcase their skills against full-time professionals.”