Kent reappoints Rob Key as captain for 2011

Tuesday 21st September 2010

Kent County Cricket Club today announced that Rob Key has been reappointed captain for 2011. The opening batsman has also been awarded a benefit for next season.

Key made his first class debut for Kent in 1998 and has since scored more than 15,000 first class runs, at an average of 41.54. His highest score for Kent, 270 not out against Glamorgan, came in 2009. Earlier this year, he scored 261 against Durham.

Commenting on the news, Rob Key, said: "I am pleased to be given the captaincy again for 2011. I now have the opportunity to hopefully put right the things we didn“t do this year. It a great honour to be awarded a benefit and I fully appreciate how lucky I am to receive one.”

Graham Johnson, Kent“s Chairman of Cricket, added: "Rob has demonstrated a real commitment to Kent during his period as captain and his passion and determination has not been diminished in looking at the challenges ahead. He is highly respected, by both teammates and players at other counties, and there was little debate about his appointment for 2011. He has made a tremendous contribution to the club, both as a player and captain, and I cannot think of anyone better than Rob to lead Kent.”

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