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Walker signs on at Kent until 2020 after excellent season at Canterbury

Kent claimed promotion to Division One of the County Championship in 2018, as well as reaching the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast quarter-finals

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Head coach Matt Walker has been rewarded for Kent's fine season with a contract extension at Canterbury.

Walker, 44, has put pen to paper on a deal which will see him remain with the county until December 2020. He took on the head coach role ahead of the 2017 campaign, succeeding Jimmy Adams.

Kent claimed promotion to Division One of the County Championship in 2018, as well as reaching the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast quarter-finals.

Gravesend-born Walker said: "I have always been incredibly proud to coach Kent, so I’m delighted to be able to extend my contract.

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Matt Walker will stay with Kent until at least December 2020

"We’ve got a great mix in the dressing room, a good blend of youth with a few experienced heads in the squad and we’re beginning to make strides forward.

"We still have a lot of work to do but we all look forward to bringing future success to the club.”

Director of cricket Paul Downton said: “Having Matt extend his coaching contract is fantastic news for everyone associated with Kent Cricket.

"His work ethic and attention to detail is second to none and you simply can’t measure what he brings to the club behind the scenes and in the dressing room.

"We now look forward to building on what we achieved as a club last season."

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