Podmore signs Kent contract extension
Podmore signs Kent contract extension

Kent seamer Harry Podmore has signed a new contract that will see him remain at the club until at least the end of the 2023 season.

Podmore, who joined the county in 2018 and was awarded county cap number 218 last year, has taken 118 wickets in 33 first-class games at an average of just 23.62, establishing himself as the county’s primary seamer over the three years.

He also took 19 wickets across three Bob Willis Trophy games this summer at an average of 16.15 as Kent narrowly missed out on the final.

He has also scored 643 first-class runs from down the order, and helped Kent win promotion back to Division One of the County Championship back in 2018. He was also part of the side that reached the One-Day Cup final the same year.

After signing his new deal, Podmore said: “I am over the moon to extend my contract at Kent, where I have been lucky enough to call home for the past three years.

“The opportunity for me to grow not only as a player but as a man has been unbelievable and I have seized the opportunity with both hands.

“I feel that Kent is the right place for me to continue my development with an amazing group of hungry, talented players putting Kent back on the map as we look to lift some silverware and make history.”

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton added: “He has fitted in extremely well since he joined us at Kent and is now a highly skilled bowler who has become a consistent wicket-taker in Championship cricket. He has also shown his abilities as a lower-order batsman, scoring some vital runs in tight games.

“With hard work we believe Harry will continue to improve and will take further strides towards fulfilling his stated ambition of becoming a Kent legend.”