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Finch sings new Kent contract
Finch sings new Kent contract

Kent Cricket wicketkeeper-batter Harry Finch has committed his future with the club until at least the end of the 2025 season.

The Club’s first-choice wicketkeeper in the County Championship, the 28-year-old has 12 catches and one stumping in four matches so far with the gloves in red-ball cricket, and currently has a batting average of 34.83 in the Championship when also keeping wicket.

Finch made his debut for Kent against Sussex during the 170th Canterbury Cricket Week, drafted in as a replacement player during the pandemic, and impressed with a century on debut against his former county.

The right-hander is also a ‘Kent McSpitfire’, part of the replacement squad led by Scottish internationals that secured a home Quarter Final in the 2021 Vitality Blast with a huge win over Middlesex at Lord’s. Hastings-born Finch was also a part of the Spitfires squad that lifted the 2022 One Day Cup, playing in the Final itself.

In all, Finch has 35 appearances so far for Kent’s first-team in all formats, with two centuries making up a part of his 1,161 Kent runs to-date.

On extending his stay at Kent, Finch said: “I’ve loved my first full season at Kent and I’m really pleased to be able to extend my contract at the Club. 

“Winning the One Day Cup in 2022 is one of the highlights of my career and hopefully we can add to that in the coming years. 

“Getting into the Championship team and playing an important role with bat and gloves was really pleasing for me and I can’t wait to get back out there and help the team win games and trophies.

“We’ve got a really exciting squad of players that are only going to get better – it’s a great place to be.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Simon Cook, said: “Finchy has taken on the opportunity to keep wicket for Kent with both hands.

“This year he’s stood up to the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Matt Parkinson on challenging wickets and has improved every time he has kept.

“He deserves the opportunity to own his place as our full-time wicketkeeper in first-class competition, and I’m looking forward to seeing him progress further.”