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Batsman Heino Kuhn leaves Kent Cricket after four seasons

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Kent have announced the departure of batsman Heino Kuhn.

Kuhn leaves after four seasons with the county.

Batsman Heino Kuhn has left Kent. Picture: Ady Kerry
Batsman Heino Kuhn has left Kent. Picture: Ady Kerry

The South African made 92 Kent appearances across all formats, scoring 3,503 runs at an average of 35.38 as he struck seven hundreds.

He also captained the side at the start of their 2019 campaign, with Sam Billings and Joe Denly on duty in the Indian Premier League.

The 37-year-old has backed Kent to win "a lot more trophies" in the near future after they won the T20 Blast competition this year and Division 3 of the County Championship.

“To all the members, supporters, staff and players – thank you for making these last four years an amazing experience for my family and I," he said.

“You made us feel welcome and at home from day one.

"When playing for Kent, you never feel like it’s a job, or effort, but more like a day out with friends.

“I know there are a lot more trophies on the way for Kent in the near future.”

Kuhn played twice in the T20 Blast this summer, as he scored 46 runs.

He joined ahead of the 2018 season and was awarded his county cap that June after scoring more than 1,000 runs in just three months.

Kuhn also took 73 catches for the county, and won the Alan Ealham Cup for Kent’s men’s Fielder of the Year in both 2018 and 2019.

Head coach Matt Walker said: "Since 2018, Heino has contributed massively on and off the field, which has gone a long way to helping us become the squad we are today.

"He’s one of the finest professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching – totally selfless and always willing to put the team first.

"His one-day campaign of 2018 was extraordinary, and showed what a tremendous cricketer he is.

"We all wish him and his family all the very best in the next step of his career."

His final Kent first-team appearance came during a match against Sussex which was rained-off on July 30.

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