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Shreck released

Kent are letting veteran seamer Charlie Shreck go after two years with the club.

The 35-year-old joined from Nottinghamshire, his only other first-class county, in 2012 following a loan spell in 2011. This season he took 33 wickets in all formats, making him Kent’s third-highest 2013 wicket-taker.

Towering Cornishman Shreck said: “My two years playing for Kent have been a unique experience which I will not forget. I’d like to thank the purists that made the effort to watch and support the longer form of the game.”

Kent chairman Graham Johnson said: “I would like to thank Charlie for his commitment on the field and efforts for the club over the last two years. We all wish him well with the next stage of his career.”

The club have also released 20-year-old Ben Kemp but have extended the stay of batsman Alex Blake.

Blake said: “I’m happy to have signed my contract - this gives me a great opportunity to push on, and push for a first team spot.

"I’m really pleased that the club have shown faith in me and I intend to repay that next season, by working hard towards higher accolades with the club.”

Johnson added: “Having shown he can play at second XI level, we have confidence in his ability to show the form he showed at times in the first team during 2013 on a more consistent basis in all forms of the game in 2014.”

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