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The Player of the Year vote is now open!

Friday 2nd September 2016

Men’s First Team

The Spitfire Men’s Player of the Year will be named at the Spitfire Kent Cricket Awards 2016 on Saturday 24 September.

Adam Ball took arguably the catch of the season to inspire Kent to an unlikely win at Derby to ignite the title challenge.

Opener Daniel Bell-Drummond has had a productive summer with the bat with career-bests in all three forms of the game.

He started with a first-class best of 206 not out against Loughborough MCCU before a T20 best of 112* against Surrey and 171* in a 50-over match for England Lions at Canterbury.

Sam Billings also set new personal landmarks in the past 12 months: a Championship-best 171 at Bristol and scores of 175 and 61 for England Lions in the shorter formats.

Alex Blake scored 400 runs and took some fine catches in white-ball cricket, passing 1,000 career runs in all three forms.

Mitch Claydon has taken more than 60 wickets, leading the attack in all three competitions and is currently Kent’s top Championship wicket-taker.

Matt Coles is the top wicket-taker in the Royal London One-Day Cup with 24 wickets in eight matches and is closing in on 300 first-class dismissals.

Fabian Cowdrey scored a T20 career-best 71 against Middlesex and claimed eight wickets in the tournament.

Joe Denly and Sean Dickson both notched career-best double centuries against Derbyshire and Northamptonshire respectively.

David Griffiths was Kent’s top T20 wicket-taker with 13 victims and claimed another three in the One-Day Cup.

Calum Haggett and Matt Hunn claimed some key wickets before injury interrupted their season.

Charlie Hartley claimed some famous scalps against Yorkshire following a fine One-Day Cup debut against Gloucestershire.

Tom Latham and Kagiso Rabada made valuable contributions with bat and ball during their stay.

Sam Northeast is the team’s top scorer with almost 1,900 runs in all and is the only ever-present player.

Darren Stevens notched his 500th appearance in a season with more than 50 wickets and more than 900 runs across all competitions.

James Tredwell has taken 36 wickets to date and scored a fine century at Essex in a record stand with Sam Northeast.

Hardus Viljoen had made an instant impact with 14 wickets in two matches.

There were also debuts for Hugh Bernard, Callum Jackson and Adam Rouse.