Kent have reappointed Robert Key as captain for the 2009 season while also confirming that spinner Rob Ferley is to return to Kent after a spell with Nottinghamshire.
Ferley has signed a two-year contract after he was released from his contract with Nottinghamshire at the end of last season.
Commenting, Kent’s Chairman of Cricket of Cricket, Graham Johnson, said: “I am delighted to announce Rob Key’s re-appointment as Captain for the 2009 season. His experience of leading teams has been recognised by his county peer group and he is currently in India with the England Performance Squad.
"He continues to demonstrate fine leadership qualities in all forms of cricket and I know he is determined to achieve the success which so narrowly eluded the Kent team last summer.
"His performances as Captain and as a batsman warrant recognition at International level where he has had success in the past.
"It is also great news that Rob Ferley has decided to return to Kent after his time with Notts. The playing programme in 2009 and 2010 is in transition and spinners have a key part to play. Rob is hungry to continue the impact he has had in long and short forms of One Day cricket and to make the breakthrough in Four Day cricket.”