Kent aiming for seventh heaven
Experience is not something any team is short of in the ECB 50+ County Championship but Kent in particular will look to their previous record for confidence ahead of the final against Derbyshire at Wormsley on Sunday.
Kent have won the competition on six occasions – the most of any county – and have been in seven finals since 2000, winning four of them.
“We’ve been to quite a few finals,” said team manager Len Morris, into his 26th season in charge of the Kent side. “Six wins is double the second best, which is Lancashire.
“Derbyshire beat us in the semi-final of 2009, which upset us,” said Morris. Last year we beat them quite thoroughly in the quarter final so it’s one each at the moment. So this is a crucial match to say the least.”
Kent, whose ages range from 50 to 64, came through their semi-final with a three-wicket win over Gloucestershire, and will be looking to captain and former Kent bowler Keith Masters – father of Essex paceman David – to lead the attack on Sunday.
“You could say it was a grudge match against Derby,” said Morris. We’re just pleased to get through to the final once again. We’re looking forward to a good game. Derby are a good side.”