November 19, 2012
Rob Key has resigned from the captaincy of Kent County Cricket Club after seven years in charge at The St Lawrence ground.
James Tredwell at the age of 30 will take over from Key as captain of the club. Much like Key, Tredwell has spent his entire career with the County in South-East England.
Under the guidance of Rob Key, Kent won the Twenty20 Cup in 2007, and in 2009 he led the County to the Second Division title. In between times it has been a struggle for Kent who have suffered with financial constraints.
Speaking about his decision to step down, Key said: “I enjoy playing cricket here at Kent, but it takes a lot out of you. As a captain, I never scored the amount of runs I did as a player. If Treddy wants advice, I’ll always be there for him.”
Tredwell has featured in one Test for England and has also played nine one-day internationals as an off-spinner. He will team up with head coach Jimmy Adams in the hope of bringing Kent out of Division 2 of the County Championship.
The Scoop 19/11/12