Young quick calls it quits

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Men’s First XI

Young quick calls it quits

Paceman Matt Hunn will be leaving Kent when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old has decided to explore a career outside of cricket.

Hunn made his debut for the County against Lancashire at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in September 2013 and went on to play 29 games in all competitions, taking 56 wickets.

His best bowling return was 5 for 99 against Australia in the Ashes Tour opener at Canterbury in June 2015.

The likeable Hunn, who will still play club cricket for Sandwich Town, said: “It has been a real privilege to have had five years as a professional with Kent.

“I wouldn’t change it for anything and the memories will stay with me forever.

“There are so many people I would like to thank and that includes all my team mates, coaching staff, the staff members and all those I have worked with. I can’t go without saying thanks of course to my family, friends and the supporters.”

Paul Downton,  Director of Cricket at Kent said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know Matt – he is an outstanding young man.

“It is a real shame that he has been unfortunate with injury which has hampered his career.

“Matt has made a lot of friends at Kent and I know we all wish him the very best for the future in whatever he decides to do.”