First team in Zak’s sights
KENT’S teenage batsman Zak Crawley has targeted a regular place in the first-XI after signing a new long-term contract.
Crawley, 19, played in four County Championship games this season after scoring 62 on his first-class debut against the West Indies in August.
He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my cricket this season. I started slowly but found some good form and it was great to get a few opportunities with the first team. Making my professional debut was a dream come true and to do it for my home county was even more special.
“Scoring a 50 against international opposition gave me a lot of confidence after a lot of hard work.
“We have a deep batting line-up so I know I have to perform and keep working hard on my game to earn a spot in the first XI.”