Seamer Mark Davies surprised and delighted to have won Kent's player-of-the-year award
By Alex Hoad
Kent seamer Mark Davies said his surprise player-of-the-year
award means even more to him because he had been considering his
future in the game before joining the club.
Davies – who turns 32 next week – spent 15 years at Durham but
injuries limited him to a handful of appearances over the past
three seasons before he joined Kent on a one-year-deal ahead of the
Davies (pictured) claimed 36 wickets at an average of 19.41 in
15 first-class matches this season with a further seven in Twenty20
cricket. He also weighed in with more than 240 runs with the
Davies admitted: "It was pleasing to win the award, I wasn’t
"I didn’t think I did anything exceptionally well in any one
area of the game but I suppose I played quite a bit in all forms.
Consistency is one of my aims as a player."
He added: "To come from where I have been, with the injuries and
hardly playing and having to think about your future, to here,
"I have loved this year. It felt like my first year on the
circuit all over again."
Davies’ success saw him offered a new two-year deal in the
middle of the season and he’s already looking forward to returning
in 2013 after another winter of work in the North East with Jonny
Wilkinson’s former fitness coach Steve Black.
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