Sam Billings signs contract extension with Kent

The England international has made nearly 250 appearances across all formats for Kent, scoring nearly 7,000 runs and completing 296 catches and 35 stumpings


Sam Billings has signed a contract extension with Kent which will keep him in Canterbury until at least the end of the 2025 season.

The 31-year-old, a graduate of the club's academy, has made nearly 250 appearances across all formats since making his debut in April 2011 and was appointed men's captain ahead of the 2018 season.

He has scored nearly 3,000 runs in first-class cricket for Kent, with a further 1,606 runs in List A cricket and nearly 2,300 in T20s. He's also completed 296 catches and 35 stumpings.

As captain, he led Kent Spitfires to the 2021 T20 Blast title, their first trophy in 14 years.

Billings is also a three-format England international, featuring in three Tests, 25 ODIs and 37 T20Is. 


Sam Billings captained Kent to glory in the T20 Blast in 2021 [Harry Trump/Getty Images]

Commenting on his contract extension, Billings said: "I have been at this club since I was eight years old and it gives me immense pride to represent my county at every opportunity.

"We need to continue to push forward and progress and I look forward to playing a part in driving the club to further success.

"I'm delighted to commit my long-term future to Kent and I'm excited to see what the future brings for us."

Director of cricket, Paul Downton, added: "We're delighted that Sam had committed his future to Kent.

"He is a fantastic ambassador for the club and his drive, energy and competitiveness make him the natural leader of this group of players.

"I firmly believe that his best cricket is in front of him and look forward to Sam being a prolific run-scorer for Kent for years to come."





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