Kent County Cricket Club
Coach: Matt Walker
Captain: Sam Billings
Ground(s): St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Kent County Cricket Club is one of the eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Kent. A club representing the county was first founded in 1842 but Kent teams have played top-class cricket since the early 18th century, and the club has always held the first-class status. The current Kent County Cricket Club was formed on 6 December 1870 following the merger of two representative teams. Kent has competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and has played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England. The club’s limited overs team is called the Kent Spitfires after the Supermarine Spitfire.
The county has won the County Championship seven times, including one shared victory. Four wins came in the period between 1906 and 1913 with the other three coming during the 1970s when Kent also dominated one-day cricket cup competitions. A total of eleven one-day cricket cup victories include eight between 1967 and 1978, with the last trophy won by the club coming in the 2007 Twenty20 Cup.
The club plays most of its home matches at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, which hosts Canterbury Cricket Week, the oldest cricket festival in England. It also plays some home matches at the County Cricket Ground, Beckenham, and the Nevill Ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells which hosts Tunbridge Wells Cricket Week.