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Mitch Claydon signs new Kent contract

Monday 8th August 2016

Men’s First Team

Fast bowler Mitch Claydon has pledged his future to Kent by signing a new contract.

The 33-year-old is the club’s top wicket-taker in the Specsavers County Championship this season with 36 wickets to date.

Claydon received his county cap last week after taking 223 wickets in his three years at the club since joining from Durham in 2013 and said: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract with Kent.

“I love it here and I’ve relished the opportunity to play in all three forms of the game this season which was my target for this year.

“There’s a great group of lads here. I really feel we’re building a winning side and as a senior player, I’m aiming to contribute towards that as well as helping a few younger players come through.”

Claydon will face one of his former clubs next week when Yorkshire visit The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final on Thursday 18 August.

Chairman of cricket Graham Johnson said: “Mitch arrived at Kent with a reputation as a white ball specialist. He has developed into someone Kent has relied upon in both forms of cricket, with performances to match.

“He plays with passion, is a leader both on and off the field and is a larger-than-life character and plays with his heart on his sleeve.

“We’re happy to see him commit his future to help us develop the performances we want from our seam bowling attack.”

Mitch Claydon's 223 wickets for Kent: 51 bowled, 144 caught, 28 LBW

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