Kent confirm Tunbridge Wells game
Kent confirm Tunbridge Wells game

Kent Cricket will return to Royal Tunbridge Wells in 2018 with a Specsavers County Championship match at The Nevill Ground on Wednesday 20 June.

The venue was not originally confirmed in the schedule because of the need to ensure that the end of season works were successful and improvements made to the playing area.

The grounds staff have been working hard with support from Kent Cricket to ensure the fixture can take place, subject to standard ECB pre-match inspections.

Kent Cricket CEO Ben Green said: “We’re delighted to continue our proud tradition of playing cricket at Tunbridge Wells despite all the challenges of playing outground cricket in the current county cricket schedule.

“We’re encouraged to see that Tunbridge Wells Borough Council have addressed t­he issues that we have raised to secure the sustainability of first class cricket at The Nevill Ground.”

Councillor Jane March, Cabinet member with responsibility for Tourism, Leisure and Economic Development said: ‘We are looking forward to again hosting Kent Cricket and welcoming visitors to the town and the picturesque Nevill Ground.’