Match Preview: Kent Spitfires v Hampshire Hawks, Vitality Blast

A 14-player squad has been named for the Hawks’ trip to The Spitfire Ground to take on Kent Spitfires in the Vitality Blast

Kent Spitfires v Hawks
Vitality Blast
Friday 9th June (6:30pm Start)
The Spitfire Ground


Hampshire Hawks travel to The Spitfire Ground to take on Kent Spitfires, as they look to make it five Vitality Blast wins in a row.

James Vince’s side condemned Somerset to their first defeat of the season with a thrilling five-run victory on Wednesday night and now sit just two points off of the South Group leaders in third.

Kent Spitfires, on the other hand, have struggled in this year’s competition. Since an opening round win over Gloucestershire, the 2021 champions have lost five on the bounce and find themselves in seventh place.


Hampshire Squad

A 14-player squad has been named for the Hawks’ Vitality Blast match against Kent Spitfires.

Joe Weatherley made his first half-century of the competition against Somerset, while James Vince also recorded his fifth of the Vitality Blast campaign – taking his total up to 406 runs so far.

John Turner took two more wickets in just his second ever T20, with Nathan Ellis, Liam Dawson and Mason Crane all picking up one.


Full Hampshire Squad

James Vince (14) Captain

Toby Albert (15)

Mason Crane (32)

Scott Currie (44)

Liam Dawson (8)

Aneurin Donald (12)

Nathan Ellis (72)

James Fuller (26)

Nick Gubbins (31)

Ben McDermott (28)

John Turner (6)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Ross Whiteley (4)

Chris Wood (25)

Kent Spitfires

2023 Season In Numbers


Head-to-Head

Hampshire’s record in Vitality Blast v Kent Spitfires

P: 33, W: 15, T: 1, L: 16, NR: 1, A: 1

Last 5 meetings:


Tickets

Tickets for the Hawks’ match against Kent Spitfires on Friday are available by clicking here.


Coverage

Kent will be live streaming the match via the Club’s streaming platform, KentCricketPlay. Streams will cost £5.99 and more information is available by clicking here.

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


Weather Forecast

Please follow the link to view the latest weather forecast for The Spitfire Ground: https://www.bbc.com/weather/2653877

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