Kent’s versatile loanee Joey Evison is more familiar than most with the Trent Bridge venue used for the Royal London One-Day Cup final against Lancashire


Joey Evison, an all-around Kent player on loan, will know the venue of Kent’s Royal London One-Day Cup final better than anyone.

Evison, 20, rejected a new contract from Nottinghamshire to stay at Trent Bridge – where the Spitfires’ final against Lancashire will be held this Saturday – and instead signed a three-year contract with Kent in July.

Kent versatile loanee Joey Evison returns to Trent Bridge for the first time since leaving Nottinghamshire this weekend

He has since linked up with Kent for this year’s One Day Cup campaign on loan and is hoping for a first piece of silverware.

“It’s going to be weird playing at Trent Bridge for a different team,” admitted Evison.

“But it’s going to be a good day and we’re looking forward to it.

“It will be a great occasion for the club and for everyone involved.

“Playing a final for your country is always exciting, but we go there with a lot of confidence, which is good.

“The quarter-finals and semi-finals were good cricket games and hopefully we can have another on Saturday.”

Evison have experienced all-round talent whose explosive duo Darren Stevens and Grant Stewart are both doing their part to take the Spitfires to the final.

“They’ve both really helped me over the past two weeks,” he said.

“I had never played the Spitfire Ground before, so there is a slope which, when playing end to end, makes things quite tricky. So talking to all the bowlers, really, has been helpful.

“They [Stevens and Stewart] are both versatile, so they’re good at discussing both sides of the game.”


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