Bell-Drummond Signs Three Year Deal With Kent

17-year-old batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond has signed a three-year deal with Kent, having graduated from the Kent academy and already represented England Under-19s.

“I’m very happy and really shocked," he told the club's website ( "I’m grateful to the club for backing me and offering this long-term contact. I enjoyed a good 2010 and hope that I will continue to develop as I move forward. I would like to thank the club’s Academy director, Phil Relf, and my coach at Millfield School, Mark Davis, for the help and encouragement that they have given me.”

Kent team director, Paul Farbrace, added: "I am delighted Daniel has committed his future to the club. He is, without doubt, one of the most talented young players in the country. He is yet another great example and role model for young cricketers across the county. We have all been excited by his potential for many years, and he really is a product of the Kent youth development system."

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