Kent Cricket coach Jimmy Adams says stability at the club can give them added strength this season
by Alex Hoad
After extending his contract as
Kent head coach, Jimmy Adams said that the club will draw strength
from the increased stability among players and staff.
The former West Indies skipper
(pictured) steered Kent to the brink of LV= County Championship
Division 2 promotion in his debut season after a hectic
close-season which saw several new arrivals and departures.
After a quiet close season this
year, Adams said: "Continuity certainly helps when you are planning
for the long-term and that is what we’re doing here.
"We had plenty of new faces last
year but this year we have all spent a year together and shared
some experiences, both ups and downs.
"We’re pretty much the same team
and it brings stability. There’s strength to be gained from
Kent’s only off-season signing is
22-year-old former Somerset all-rounder Calum Haggett, who spent
the last two months of last season playing for Kent 2nds.
Adams said: "Calum is the only
addition. If we find out later that we are short in a certain area,
then we will cross that bridge when we come to it.
"A large part of what we’re trying
to do here is to develop first-class players and we are keen to
watch our talented young players grow and them getting the
opportunity to play is part of that."
Meanwhile Adams said the question over who would be James
Tredwell’s vice-captain was "not a priority" but would be decided
in the coming weeks.
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