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Former Somerset all-rounder Calum Haggett leaves Kent

Kent have announced the departure of all-rounder Calum Haggett.

The 29-year-old didn't feature in the Bob Willis Trophy this summer.

Calum Haggett has left Kent. Picture: Keith Gillard
Calum Haggett has left Kent. Picture: Keith Gillard

Haggett played only three T20 Blast matches this summer, scoring 15 not out with his one innings and taking two wickets in the nine overs he bowled, conceding 93 runs.

He joined Kent from Somerset in 2013. Haggett made 119 appearances across all formats in total for Kent, scoring 1,412 runs and taking 171 wickets for the county, including featuring for Kent Spitfires in the 2018 One-Day Cup final.

Haggett said: “Thanks to everyone at Kent (for) making my time here so enjoyable. That’s not just the players and coaches, but also the groundsmen, office staff and, of course, the members and supporters.

“It has been an honour to play for Kent and call the county my home. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I’m very grateful to Kent for giving me the opportunity to play professional cricket.

“An obvious highlight is reaching the One Day Cup final at Lord’s in 2018. We didn’t get the result we wanted, but to get to represent Kent at the ‘Home of Cricket’ in a cup final is what most youngsters dream of.

“I wish the club all the best going forward, and will be following the progress of my teammates in the coming years.”

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said: “Calum has been an excellent servant of Kent over the last seven years.

“He was an integral part of the team that reached Lord’s in 2018 and has been especially effective for us in white-ball cricket.

“We wish him all the very best in the future.”

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