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Spitfires target Twenty20 finals

Kent will look to book a place in the finals day of the Twenty20 Cup for the first time in their history on Tuesday as they take on the might of Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Under the glare of live Sky TV cameras, the Spitfires will be hoping the return to fitness of skipper Rob Key and Andrew Hall's return from international duty will help deliver them to a money-spinning Lord's final next month.

Certainly a win would come as a welcome tonic after a traumatic week.

Last week's debacle at New Road in the abandoned match with Worcestershire saw Kent's squad twiddling their thumbs for four days as a soaked outfield made play impossible.

The chief executive of Worcestershire had vowed to stage the game, which should have started last Sunday, at the ground which just ten days prior had been under 4ft of flood water.

But the pitch was unplayable leaving Kent chiefs understanding of their host's predicament but frustrated at the refusal to switch the game either to Kidderminster or to Beckenham.

Kent complained to the ECB and in a ruling the sport's domestic governing body ruled the game to be replayed later this month.

Paul Millman, the club's chief executive, told KoS: "The weather this summer has been the worst in living memory in terms of what it has done for cricket this summer. And everyone connected to a county club has faced a dilemma.

"We don't hold any bad feeling against Worcestershire - we understand the position they were in - but we had to argue our case."

Tomorrow they face Sri Lanka A in a tour match at Canterbury - a match likely to give youngsters a run out.

source - kentnews.co.uk
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