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Darren Stevens signs one-year contract extension with Kent

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Darren Stevens has signed a one-year contact extension with Kent which will prolong his stay at the county until at least the end of 2019.

Stevens, who will be 43 at the end of the contract, has been with Kent since 2005, joining them from Leicestershire. He is a three-time winner of the Kent Player of the Year award, taking the honour in 2005, 2010 and 2013.

Stevens has taken 94 County Championship wickets over the last two seasons

Predominantly a batsman in his earlier days, Stevens has carved a role for himself in the side as a new-ball bowler as well as a middle-order batsman. In 2017, he took the second most wickets in Division Two of the County Championship, taking 62 at just 18 runs apiece.

This year, he has continued to be an influential presence in the Kent side in their pursuit of promotion. He has taken 32 wickets so far this season with his side currently placed second in the division, followed closely by Sussex.

With just the top two counties earning promotion, it is set to be a tight end to the season. Stevens, and all those at Kent, will be hoping that he’ll have the opportunity to take his form with the ball into Division One in 2019.

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