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Kent bowler Fred Klaassen signs new contract to the end of the 2024 season


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Kent's Fred Klaassen has signed an extended deal to remain at the county until 2024.

The 29-year-old left-arm bowler joined Kent in 2019 and played a significant role in their T20 Blast success this year.

Fred Klaassen - has signed a new deal with Kent. Picture: Barry Goodwin (53390508)
Fred Klaassen - has signed a new deal with Kent. Picture: Barry Goodwin (53390508)

Klaassen said: "I’m really pleased to remain a Kent player for the foreseeable future and there’s a real sense of positivity around the place here.

"This squad can push on and become a real force across all formats and I’m determined to help make more history for this club."

Klaassen took 19 wickets in 14 T20 Blast games in 2021, at a strike rate of 13.6 and an average of 19.63.

His form saw him earn a spell in the new Hundred competition, where he was selected as a wildcard pick by the Manchester Originals.

Kent's Fred Klaassen takes a stunning catch against Surrey in the T20 Blast this summer. Picture: Keith Gillard
Kent's Fred Klaassen takes a stunning catch against Surrey in the T20 Blast this summer. Picture: Keith Gillard

Klaassen has also featured 32 times for the Netherlands on the international stage, most recently taking 2-45 against South Africa on Friday. The rest of their ODI series has, however, been postponed due to Covid.

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said: "Fred has really grown as a cricketer since he joined us for the 2019 season.

“He has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in T20 cricket, and played a significant role in Kent winning the Vitality Blast this season.

“He is ambitious, works hard and wants to play in all formats. As he continues to develop his game, he has the ability to be a major contributor to Kent Cricket in the years to come.”

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