By Alex Hoad
Kent batsman Brendan Nash has revealed he hopes to finish his career with the club.
The 34-year-old former West Indies international – who is expected to pursue Kolpak status this winter – has extended his stay at the St Lawrence Ground after a debut season which saw him score more than 900 Championship runs at an average of 48, including three centuries.
He said: "I have felt a real connection with the club and hope to finish my career here, giving some of my best years to the club."
Nash (pictured) admitted he was ‘a little disappointed’ with his performances with the bat last season, adding: "As you get more experience and understand your game, you know when you should have put your hand up and scored more runs and that’s how I felt at the end of the season.
"I would like to improve and convert my 50s and 60s into big scores."
Kent narrowly missed out on promotion back to LV= County Championship, Division 1 and also came close to reaching the latter stages of the one-day competitions.
Nash admitted: "Everyone believed with the strides we made in a short amount of time with a new-look squad, a trophy would have been a great reward. It only makes me more hungry."
The Australian-born left-hander added he would also like to help develop the county’s younger players. He said: "I would like to pass my experience from playing around the world on to the younger guys and be a real leader for the group."
Meanwhile, Kent skipper Rob Key and youngster Daniel Bell-Drummond have both undergone post-season surgery. Key had a hernia operation last Thursday, while Bell-Drummond had an ankle problem seen to.
Don't miss out, subscribe today. Keep up to date with our newsletters.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.