Crawley signs Kent contract extension

Monday 22nd August 2022

Men’s First Team

Crawley signs Kent contract extension

Kent Cricket is delighted to announce that Zak Crawley has signed a one-year contract extension with the Club.

After making his full first-team debut in 2017, the Kent Cricket Academy graduate has gone on to make 125 appearances for Kent, scoring almost 5,000 runs.

Following his performances for Club and country in 2020, Crawley was named both PCA Young Player of the Year and one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year going into 2021.

That year, Crawley was a part of the Kent Spitfires side that won the Vitality Blast, their second domestic T20 title and first trophy in 14 years.

The right-hander is also one of six Kent men’s batters to have scored 100 or more in each of England’s three domestic competitions for the Club.

On extending his Kent contract, Crawley said: “I’m a Kent lad through and through so to put pen to paper on a contract extension is really exciting for me.

“We have been through a lot together as a squad over the past couple of years and we’re all working hard to keep improving as a side.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “Zak is a high-class batter who can dominate opposition attacks and I am delighted that he has extended his contract with Kent.

“It’s been great to see his journey through the Kent ranks to being part of an exciting England Test team. He’s an extremely hard worker and I have no doubt that he will have a long and successful international career.

“I’m also looking forward to seeing him score a lot of runs for Kent whenever he has the opportunity.”

The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence will once again host a full England Women’s One-Day International (WODI) match in 2022, with a Royal London WODI against India under the lights in Canterbury on Wednesday, 21 September.

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