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James Tredwell named new Kent County Cricket Club captain

By Alex Hoad

James TredwellJames Tredwell has been named as the new Kent County Cricket Club captain in succession to Rob Key.

The 30-year-old said it was a great honour to become captain considering the rich tradition of the club and their previous great players and captains.

"Having come through the Kent system, it is with great pride I take on this challenge," he said.

"I would like to pass on my best wishes to Rob. Being under his leadership on a personal note has taken my game forward and he's been a pleasure to play for.

"To fill his shoes will be a tough job as he performed the role admirably for a number of years, and tactically was in my opinion second to none.

"I see this opportunity as the next step in my career, and am really excited with the chance to tackle this challenge."

The left-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler made his first-class debut for Kent during the 2001 season, going on to be a key member of the side in all forms of the game.

Tredwell is Kent born and bred and has taken nearly 550 wickets for the county in all forms of the game since his debut. He has played one Test and nine one-day internationals, as well as captaining England Lions.

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