Supporters of the Kent Spitfires will be reminded of the legendary aircraft behind the team’s name when the county’s cricketers take on Gloucestershire on Sunday 31 July.
The Royal London One-Day Cup 50-over game, which also marks the start of Canterbury Cricket Week, will be dedicated to the heroes of the Battle of Britain and feature a number of added attractions.
This will be the fourth time Kent County Cricket Club and brewers Shepherd Neame have dedicated one of the side’s games to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.
While the Trust hosts supporters to a lunch in the boardroom at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, volunteers at the ground will be manning a small shop and talking about the Trust’s aims, as well as collecting donations from spectators.
Historical consultant Geoff Simpson will also be invited to talk to the crowd briefly during the tea interval and explaining how important the Battle of Britain was to the survival of this country when it took place in 1940.
The club has also arranged to display a ground-running engine which was manufactured in May 1945… Read more