Vishal Mehra ∙ Sep 27 2022, 2:01 PM

Kent to retire jersey Number 3 in honour of Darren Stevens

image-l8k752u4Darren Stevens helped Kent lift the Royal London Cup in his final season (PC: Twitter)

Kent County Cricket Club (KCCC) in a way to honour their legendary player Darren Stevens, has announced that his jersey number 3 will be retired. ​This is the first time in the club's history that such a gesture has been shown.

Stevens' contract was not renewed for the upcoming domestic season, thus ending his 18-year stay with the club to an end.  Stevens represented the club in 642 matches, scoring 22,506 runs and claiming 864 wickets between 2005-2022.

​In his illustrious career, the 46-year-old won multiple titles for the club including  T20 Blast, Division Three and Royal London Cup titles for Kent. 

Stevens made his County debut for Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) in 1997 before moving to Kent.

Kent's chairman Simon Philip paid tribute to Stevens in his statement.

"Darren has represented Kent with so much distinction in his career that has now spanned three decades. As shirt numbers were only introduced into the County Championship in 2003, this is an unprecedented honour and richly deserved. Darren has made the number 3 shirt his own in his time here at Kent.

Darren has left a powerful legacy, and therefore retiring his number will be a constant reminder of the high esteem in which he is held at the Club.”

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