For the third week running, today's televised fixture is a 'final' game - but this time the emphasis switches to Kent, who during the last few weeks have timed their challenge so effectively that a fortnight ago they were only one point behind the then League leaders and title holders Lancashire. The wearers of the Red Rose completed their League match schedule last Sunday, and will be as interested as all other cricket enthusiasts in seeing which share of the considerable prize money will go to the Men of Kent.
During today's tea interval at approximately 4.0 pm Lord's Taverner John Arlott will read "Some Hambledon Characters" from "The Young Cricketer's Tutor" by John Nyren
Commentators at Dean Park, Bournemouth, John Arlott and Jim Laker
Frank Bough introduces the programme which also includes news of all today's other cricket fixtures: Derbyshire v Leicestershire, Glamorgan v Essex, Somerset v Worcestershire, Surrey v Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire v Middlesex