Tred­well so proud to lead out Eng­land

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - -

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.

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