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Darren Stevens extends contract with Kent by one year

Senior and experienced all-rounder Darren Stevens has extended his contract with England’s county cricket club Kent by one year. The 45-year-old Darren has been in excellent form this summer. In the County Championship, he has scored 423 runs at an average of 47, including two centuries. He has been at the top with 26 wickets in eight matches at an average of 19.65.

Earlier this summer, Stevens scored a brilliant 190 off just 149 balls against Glamorgan, including a 166-run ninth-wicket partnership with Miguel Cummins. It is noteworthy that Stevens joined the club in 2005 and has played over 600 matches across all formats till date. In June, he became the first Kent player in county cricket history to score over a thousand runs and take 100 wickets in each format. He was also awarded Wisden’s ‘Five Cricketers of the Year’ award earlier this season.

said of the contract extension, “I am committed to one more season with Kent and continue my very good form.” I have worked hard to cement my place in the Kent playing XI across all formats this year and I feel fit and strong to continue contributing more as a Kent player. There is a huge group of young players here and we are all focused on doing well and winning more matches for Kent.

Kent’s Director of Cricket Paul Downton said: “Darren Kent continues to be a valuable member of the team and I am delighted that he will be with us for another season in 2022. Darren’s skills are greatly underestimated. Canterbury pitches have regularly marked themselves as ‘very good’ over the past few seasons, making Darren even more effective as a bowler.