Match Preview: Kent Spitfires v Hampshire, Royal London Cup

A 14-man squad has been named for tomorrow's away Royal London Cup fixture against Kent Spitfires at Beckenham

Hampshire suffered a setback in their push for knockout stage qualification in this year’s Royal London Cup with a tough defeat against Gloucestershire last time out and they’ll be hoping to get back to winning ways when they face Kent at Beckenham on Sunday.

With rain impacting proceedings at Bristol on Friday, Kyle Abbott’s side couldn’t quite get over the line for a second straight victory and a positive bounceback performance is required on the road against Ollie Robinson’s men.

Hampshire Squad:

An unchanged 14-man squad has been named for Sunday’s fixture.

Tom Alsop continues his outstanding form in the competition against Gloucestershire, striking a second successive half-century – his third from four matches so far – and he’ll be an important figure for Hampshire with the bat. Fellow left-hander Nick Gubbins has also enjoyed a superb campaign thus far and will also be integral at Beckenham.

While Alsop and Gubbins have starred with the bat, captain Abbott has been crucial with the ball with 20 wickets at an average of 23.55 to his name so far in the competition. That tally sees him sit fifth among top 50-over wicket-takers and he’ll be determined to contribute down the home stretch of the tournament.

James Vince, Liam Dawson, Mason Crane, Chris Wood and Brad Wheal remain absent again this week due to their respective commitments in The Hundred.

Full Hampshire Squad:

Kyle Abbott (87) Captain

Lewis McManus (18)

Scott Currie (44)

John Turner (6)

Ian Holland (22)

Joe Weatherley (5)

James Fuller (26)

Tom Scriven (33)

Toby Albert (15)

Tom Prest (24)

Tom Alsop (9)

Felix Organ (3)

Fletcha Middleton (19)

Nick Gubbins (31)

Fan Attendance & Tickets:

Tickets for Hampshire’s 50-over match against Kent Cricket can be purchased online via www.kentcricket.co.uk. 

Coverage:

A live stream will be available for the matches and a link to this stream will be available in the free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App and at www.ageasbowl.com/cricket.

Both the Hampshire Cricket App and www.ageasbowl.com/cricket will also host live match centres with scorecard, statistics and insight available throughout.

Weather Forecast:

Please follow the link to view the latest weather forecast for Beckenham: www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656065


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