Kent’s veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens has extended his stay with the county by penning a new one-year contract. The 42-year-old, who started his professional career with Leicestershire before linking up with Kent in 2005, has won the county’s player-of-the-year award on three occasions.
Stevens, who took four wickets and hit 64 against Middlesex on Monday, has scored 14,928 first-class runs and taken 449 wickets overall.
He insists he is delighted to extend his stay by a further year and revealed talks have been taking place for the last few months.
“I put pen to paper last week so one more year,” said Stevens. “I’m happy, very happy.
“They spoke to me early season and said what do you want to do. I said ‘let’s have a chat in July. If I’m doing alright and my body’s good and I feel like I’m doing my job, then let’s have another chat’.
“We had that chat, it was positive. Then we sat down and I signed last week.”