New Kent captain James Tredwell says taking on the role is a dream come true
by Alex Hoad
James Tredwell said he hopes to be
able to keep the club moving forward after accepting his "dream"
appointment as captain of Kent.
The 30-year-old spinner from New
Romney (pictured) said he was "hugely proud" of his appointment
after 12 years with the club but admitted it was "slightly
daunting" to follow in the footsteps of Rob Key.
He said: "It’s a challenge but it’s
the next step in my career and something you dream about.
Hopefully, I can do it justice and keep moving forward which is the
direction we’re moving in.
"I’ll sit down with Jimmy Adams
over the next fortnight and really hammer some stuff out. It’s
always nice that people think you have got something in terms of
"I’m going to grow into the role.
I’m not overly-interested in sitting too much in the boardroom.
I’ll have to be involved to a certain degree but finances and
things... I’d like to be more on the playing side of things.
"I’m going to speak to the guys
I’ve played under, Rob, Matthew Fleming and David Fulton. They were
at the helm during the formative years of my career and I’m sure a
lot of what they did will come out in the way I do things.
"They are fine leaders and it’s
natural you pick up what other people do and bring it into your own
"I’ve captained throughout my
career at various points, through the age groups and into the
second team and a one-day game for Kent against Surrey, which we
Tredwell hopes the captaincy will
bring the best out of him, despite Key’s admission that it probably
limited his own international chances.
He said: "Of course you have
concerns about what effect it will have but I see it as a step
forward. Obviously, I still have ambitions to play at the next
Tredwell, who has played one Test and nine ODIs for England,
admitted one of the biggest decisions will be his vice-captain,
adding: "There are lots of senior guys and some younger players who
we might look to blood into a leadership role."
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