Introduced by Frank Bough
One of the proved attractions of this new competition is the very uncertainty of forecasting likely match winners. Today's televised match is a good example of this, with Kent-under the skilled captaincy of Colin Cowdrey - among the early pace-setters of the new League (three wins from their opening three games). They should provide strong opposition for the men from Wales but the combined talents of such as Tony Lewis and Ossie Wheatley (players well versed in the subtleties of the restricted-over game) could well provide another close finish.
The commentary team at The Mote, Maidstone: Brian Johnston, Peter West, Jim Laker
Today's other fixtures: Essex v. Worcestershire, Lancashire v. Surrey, Leicestershire v. Nottinghamshire, Middlesex v. Northamptonshire, Somerset v. Gloucestershire, Sussex v. Derbyshire