• Heino Kuhn agrees contract extension with Kent

    by  • July 21, 2018 • Cricket

    South African batsman Heino Kuhn has committed his long-term future to the Kent County after signing a new four-year contract that promises to keep him at the St Lawrence Ground until 2021.

    The 34-year-old has notched 1,300 runs across all formats after joining the county earlier this year.

    The right-handed batsman told the club’s website: “It’s been a good few months and everyone has been so welcoming since we arrived in Kent.

    “I took the move in my stride and I’m a positive person but it’s gone even better than I expected.

    “I know I can play and I’m happy it’s gone so well. It’s a great feeling to have so much support.

    “My approach doesn’t change between the three formats. In Championship cricket, I leave and defend a bit more but if the ball’s there to hit, I will.

    “Rotating the strike is a big part of my game as I think people can miss out on a lot of singles and I like to get every run I can. Sometimes it gets me in trouble but I get more than I miss and it’s a big part of my game to put the fielders under pressure.”

    Kuhn was the leading run-scorer in the Royal London One-Day Cup with 693 runs along with four centuries in five innings to help the club reach the final of the competition.