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Sean Dickson signs long-term contract extension

Monday 22nd August 2016

Batsman Sean Dickson has pledged his future to Kent by signing a long-term contract extension with the club.

The 24-year-old achieved his career best score this season – 207 not out in the Specsavers County Championship win at Derbyshire – and he averages 49.75 this season in red-ball cricket.

The right-handed batsman earned his first professional contract after impressing in the second XI last summer with a string of superb performances and hopes he can cement a regular place in the Kent line-up.

Dickson said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Kent so far and I had no hesitation in extending my contract here.

“The club gave me a great opportunity and I’d like to think there’s more to come from me. There’s a good bunch of guys in the dressing room and I’m confident we can win trophies together.”

Academy graduate Zak Crawley, 18, has also earned a contract extension after leaving school with 3 A grades in his A-Levels.

The 6ft 5in right-hander scored a fine unbeaten century for the second XI against Hampshire and another for his club Sevenoaks Vine this summer.

Head coach Jimmy Adams said: “Sean has settled into the squad nicely and if he continues to progress, I am sure it won’t be long before he becomes an established player for Kent.

“Zak is another exciting young talent developed in our age-group and Academy programmes and we hope he will be one to watch in the coming years.”