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Kent seamer Matt Milnes signs new contract to 2022

Kent's Matt Milnes has extended his deal to stay at the county for the next two years.

The 26-year-old has been a key performer for Kent since moving from Nottinghamshire at the end of the 2018 season.

Matt Milnes - staying with Kent until 2022. Picture: Keith Gillard
Matt Milnes - staying with Kent until 2022. Picture: Keith Gillard

He has taken 73 first-class wickets in 19 matches for Kent. He picked up 15 wickets in four Bob Willis Trophy games last summer.

Milnes said: “I’m delighted to extend my contract with Kent as it’s a very exciting time for the club.

“There is a genuine belief now that silverware is just around the corner and hopefully I can contribute towards trying to make this a reality.

“I’m driven to keep on working and improving by the fantastic group of players here, and it was an easy decision for me to remain a part of a team with lots of potential.”

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said: “Matt has made a significant impact both on and off the field since joining the club.

“His work ethic and competitiveness is second to none and his ability to bowl match winning spells makes him a stand out talent.

"This has already been recognised by the England selectors with a call up to the England Lions after his first full season in county cricket.

“Matt is still an inexperienced bowler and he knows there is still room for him to improve, which I am confident he will do working closely with bowling coach, Simon Cook.

“I am delighted Matt has signed a contract extension which will keep him playing for Kent for at least the next two seasons.”

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