Players past and present paid tribute to BBC South East broadcaster and former Kent Cricket commentator Neil Bell who died at the weekend at the age of 61 after a long illness.
The journalist commentated on Kent Cricket for more than a decade with John Warnett on BBC Radio Kent before moving to television, covering sport on BBC South East Today.
Head coach Matt Walker led the tributes: “I’m so saddened by this news. Neil was one of the greatest blokes I’ve got to know over my years at Kent.
“He was a top, top broadcaster, a true professional and a such a lovely man. It was always such a pleasure to work with him and he really will be missed!”
Captain Sam Billings described Neil as a “great bloke” and Joe Denly said he was “always a joy to talk with and a very popular face around Kent”.
Former skipper and Sky Sports broadcaster David Fulton said: “Belly was absolutely the best bloke and a fantastic broadcaster whose love of sport and particularly cricket shone through.”