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Kent profit of £188,000 spells dramatic financial revival

Kent’s ambitious redevelopment of their Canterbury headquarters appears to be bearing early fruit following news of a £188,000 profit for 2011, compared to the previous season’s deficit of almost £600,000. The St Lawrence Ground renovation programme has been part-financed by … Continue reading

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Adams tells Kent: “I want to build something that lasts”

After a three-month interview procedure the club’s chief executive Jamie Clifford described as “long, drawn out and as thorough a process as is possible to run”, Jimmy Adams was duly installed on Tuesday January 3 as Kent’s new head coach on a two-year … Continue reading

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Jimmy Adams lined up for Kent job

Kent look set to unveil former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams as their new director of cricket and head coach. The county have called a press conference at their Canterbury headquarters for 2pm on Tuesday January 3, when it seems certain … Continue reading

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Kent presidency “perfect Christmas present” for Denness

Kilts and sporrans may yet be the dress code at Canterbury Cricket Week next August following Kent’s decision to invite former England captain Mike Denness to be the club’s president for 2012. The Lanarkshire-born batsman, nicknamed ‘Haggis’ throughout the early part … Continue reading

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No gimmicks for Saggers as he joins umpires’ list

Martin Saggers has spoken of a determination to be true to himself after becoming the sole newcomer on the ECB’s first-class umpires’ panel for 2012. The former Durham, Kent, Essex and England swing bowler has replaced the recently-retired John Steele on … Continue reading

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Stevens hoping his Winter’s Tale has happy ending

A Winter’s Tale maybe one of Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedies but, thus far at least, this close-season has proved far from a bundle of laughs for Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens. Selected by the ECB for England’s side at the Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Ball and Bell-Drummond both extend Kent contracts

Two of Kent’s rising stars, Adam Ball and Daniel Bell-Drummond, have extended their contracts with the Canterbury-based county.   The former Kent Cricket Academy graduates and England Under-19 players caught the eye enough during Kent’s 2011 County championship campaign to … Continue reading

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Kent switch match dates to avoid England football

  Next summer’s European Football Championships, co-hosted by Poland and the Ukraine, have caused Kent to alter the dates of two of their Friends Life t20 fixtures for 2012. Rather than go head-to-head with the obvious draw of Fabio Capello’s … Continue reading

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Fraser sees Middlesex revival growing with winter work

Next season’s fixtures cannot come soon enough for newly-promoted Middlesex, whose hungry young squad reported back for pre-Christmas winter conditioning as early as November 7. Back in the day when Angus Fraser was merely an up-and-coming club seamer, rank and file county … Continue reading

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Kent’s future at Beckenham hanging in the balance

  Kent’s playing future at their satellite county ground in Beckenham appears to be hanging in the balance following a stalemate in their latest round of planning talks with the local council. The London Borough of Bromley Development Control Committee … Continue reading

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