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