Wednesday 11 August 2010 

Kent Release Batsman James Hockley

Kent Release Batsman James Hockley
Kent Release Batsman James Hockley
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Batsman James Hockley's second spell with Kent has come to an end after the club released him from his contract with immediate effect.

Hockley, 31, first joined Kent in 1998 before being let go in 2002. After showing strong form playing in club cricket, he was signed again in 2009, playing 11 first-class matches, the latest coming in July.

“I would like to thank James for the contribution he has made to Kent cricket," Kent team director Paul Farbrace told the club's website (www.kentccc.com).

"He has been an excellent squad player and worked hard in his second attempt at county cricket, after a period out of the game. The time is now right for him to move on and concentrate on his teaching career.”

Hockley has scored 804 runs in 30 first-class matches, 1595 runs in 71 one-day games and 53 runs in ten Twenty20 matches, all coming for Kent and his off-spin brought him nine wickets in all competitions.

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