Tredwell so proud to lead out England
Tredwell spoke of his pride after being the first Kent player to captain his country since Chris Cowdrey in 1988. The Kent spinner was named as skipper of the England t20 side in place of Eoin Morgan as they took on New Zealand at the Oval on Thursday, only for rain to wash-out the game after just two balls were bowled. Tredwell, 31, admitted: “It was a massive honour. As a boy you dream about being lucky enough to play for your county, let alone your country and to be able to captain both is a boyhood dream. “It was a massively proud moment, not only for me but my family and everyone who’s helped me get to where I am today in my career. It was a great honour and it was just a shame it rained.”
Cowdrey continued his rich vein of form with back-to-back centuries in the space of three days. Cowdrey hit 123 and put on 220 for the first wicket with Daniel Bell-Drummond (96) for Kent 2nds on the opening day of their Trophy clash with Somerset at The Mote, Maidstone, on Tuesday. The 20-year-old allrounder had scored 144 for Lordswood in their Shepherd Neame Kent League Premier Division win at Bexley on Saturday.