Pre-Season Preview: Kent v Essex


The Spitfire Ground in Canterbury will host Essex’s final pre-season fixture as they take on Kent in a three-day friendly before the 2023 County Championship season gets underway next week.

After a two-day intra-squad fixture last week at Chelmsford, Anthony McGrath’s side will travel down to Kent as they look to put the finishing touches on what has been a strong pre-season campaign.

Spectators are welcome to attend all three days for this fixture, with free entry and no tickets required.


The home side will provide a Live Stream without commentary, but fans can also keep up to date via the Matchzone on the Essex Cricket website.


Essex head to Canterbury with no current injury concerns. South African spinner Simon Harmer landed back in the UK last week after representing his country against the West Indies earlier this month and will be available to play if selected.

Hosts Kent will also have the majority of their County Championship squad available. Sam Billings and Jordan Cox have returned following their Pakistan Super League win over the weekend and are available for selection.