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Kent batsman Brendan Nash says he hopes to stay with county until end of his career

Brendan Nash

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.

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