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Essex to play Kent ahead of domestic season in warm-up match

Essex to play Kent ahead of domestic season in warm-up match
Essex to play Kent ahead of domestic season in warm-up match
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Essex will travel to Canterbury to play Kent in a two-day behind-closed-doors warm-up match prior to the beginning of the 2020 domestic season.

The match is scheduled for 27-28 July and is expected to consist of a bowling day and a batting day per team, with both sides looking for match practice ahead of the Bob Willis Trophy fixtures.

Essex Cricket Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, said: “All the lads are looking forward the season starting and getting back out on the field again.

“We’ve been training for a few weeks now and the players are looking good, and this friendly against Kent will give the guys a chance to play in matchday scenarios against a tough opposition.

“It will be strange playing with no fans, especially as we’re lucky at Essex to have some of the best and most dedicated supporters in the country.

“It doesn’t matter if we’re playing at Chelmsford, up at Headingley or down at Taunton, you know the Essex fans will travel in big numbers to back the team. That support helped us get over the line on plenty of occasions last season, so we’re certainly going to miss them.”