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Jones is buoyed by Twenty20 form

Geraint Jones
Jones has scored well with the bat this season

Kent wicketkeeper Geraint Jones is delighted by the Spitfires' unbeaten start to their Twenty20 Cup campaign.

The 2007 champions go into their game with Essex top of the South Division.

Jones told BBC Radio Kent: "We've hit the ground running. To beat Middlesex twice, and to beat Sussex - who are a good side.

"We've got some tough games coming up though, so we've got to make sure we carry on the form from this first four," he added.

Both Kent and Essex have big players missing from Monday's game because of international duty.

The Spitfires' captain Rob Key is preparing to play for England at the ICC World Twenty20, along with the Eagles' Ravi Bopara, Graham Napier and James Foster.

But Jones insisted their neighbours will still pose a big threat.

"They are core of their side but they're a good team and they'll bring people in so you can't underestimate them and that's not what we're going to do," he said.

"It's floodlit there and the conditions under lights are a bit different but we've got to carry on as we have been doing and not alter anything."

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