Fine Henry spell ends
Matt Henry has flown home to New Zealand after a superb spell with Kent that saw him take 65 wickets in all competitions. The fast-bowler claimed 49 wickets in just six Specsavers County Championship matches and 16 in the Royal London OneDay Cup. He took four five-wicket hauls in 12 innings, while also claiming 10 wickets for the match on two occasions and earning his county cap. Henry said: “I don’t think you ever expect stuff like that. “It’s obviously really nice to hear those numbers but at the end of the day the main thing is we’re playing winning cricket. “The guys have been loving our cricket, enjoying our time here, and it’s resulted in us making a final. So it’s great to have that personal success at the start, it’s a good feeling.” Henry heads back to New Zealand for a training camp and hopes to push his claims for a place in the Black Caps side. He said: “It’s all good and well doing lots of training and bits and pieces, but to come over here and have the opportunity to play cricket with red ball and white ball, it’s been really exciting. “The time we had pencilled in for our time off, for a break between the four day stuff, was around not playing quarter-finals and semis (in the one day competition). “It was fantastic to play those quarters and semis and get through to the final, but obviously it made the schedule nice and tight.” Kent are still hopeful of Henry returning for the final County Championship matches of the season once the T20 Blast has finished.