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Sam Northeast in BBC County Team of the Year

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Men’s First Team

Kent captain Sam Northeast was selected in the county cricket team of 2016 according to BBC commentators.

BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole: "Sam's had another strong year with the bat – scoring 1,000 plus runs in the Championship for the second successive season and showing his class and versatility in white-ball cricket.

"All that in his first full season as Kent skipper, a role he's taken to with calm assurance and no little success. Far from being detrimental to his batting, the captaincy appears to have enhanced it – with three 'daddy' hundreds in the Championship.

"His foot movement, ability to score all around the wicket and apparent ease switching between formats have drawn comparisons with Joe Root.

"It's left many at Canterbury and beyond wondering what he has to do to earn higher honours."