Kent County Cricket Club is pleased to announce that all-rounder Matt Coles has signed a new extended contract.
The 20 year-old enjoyed a promising first full season with the county scoring 378 runs at 22.23, with a top score of 51. He took 27 wickets at 38.51 with a best of 4/55 in first-class matches.
Coles has penned a deal running until the end of the 2013 season and is clearly delighted to be extending his stay at the St Lawrence Ground.
Commenting on the news, he said: “I am very pleased to have signed this extension and look forward to playing for Kent for at least the next three years. I have enjoyed my time with the Club and wanted to show my commitment by signing this new deal.”
Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace, added: "I am delighted that Matt has chosen to sign a three-year contract. It is an excellent signing for us as a Club, and also shows that we are determined to hang onto our very best young players. Matt made great strides last year and moved his game on nicely. He has shown a real desire to play for Kent and I think the supporters enjoyed seeing him give nothing less than 100% in every match last summer.”
Chairman of Cricket, Graham Johnson, said: “Matt delivered more than was expected of him in his first year and demonstrated he has huge potential. We want to make sure he maximises this potential and that he enjoys his journey with us. He has the ability and approach that will endear him to Kent supporters, who can watch his development over the next three years and beyond.”