Published: 15:38, 21 January 2020
| Updated: 20:59, 21 January 2020
All-rounder Grant Stewart has been hailed as one of the hardest trainers in Kent's squad after he penned a two-year contract extension with the club.
The 25-year-old has made 28 appearances for Kent across all three forms of the game.
He was sidelined for much of last season after suffering a hamstring tear during their win over Hampshire in the T20 Blast last August.
Kent’s director of cricket Paul Downton said: "I'm delighted Grant has signed a two-year contract extension.
"Grant is one of the hardest trainers in the squad and has been unlucky with a couple of injuries over the last two seasons.
"The more he plays, the more Grant will influence games.
"He has already shown us he has the potential to become a top-class all-rounder in all forms of the game."
"I'm pleased to extend my contract here and I’m looking forward to the season ahead," said Stewart who will now stay at Kent until at least the end of the 2022 season.
"We have shown some great signs across all formats in recent times and, with the club’s 150th anniversary coming up this year, it’s an exciting time to be at Kent Cricket.
"I’m delighted to be able to stay a part of this great squad for the next few years, and I believe we can bring further success to this club."
Despite suffering from injury, Australian-born Stewart took 17 wickets in eight matches for the county and scored 125 runs at 20.83.
Stewart's best figures with bat and ball both came in the last ‘pink-ball’ County Championship match against Middlesex in 2018 at Canterbury.
He finished the match with bowling figures of 8-58 and also recorded his maiden first-class century, scoring 103 runs from only 75 balls.
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