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Leaning eager to get started at Kent

24th August 2019, 11:02 by James Mason

Jack Leaning says Kent are the "right fit" for him after confirming he will be joining the club from next season.

Leaning joined Yorkshire in 2008, starting at Under-15 level, and he worked his way through the Academy before making his List A debut against Warwickshire in August 2012.

The 25-year-old's first-class debut came in June the following year in a clash against Surrey and he has been an established member of the team since the 2014 campaign.

It has now been confirmed the Englishman, who bowls off-spin and currently averages 30.46 with the bat in first-class cricket, will be joining Kent on October 1 after agreeing a three-year contract.

Speaking about the move, Leaning, as quoted by www.thecricketer.com, said: "I think it's at the right stage of my career to have a little bit of a change. It's a big move lifestyle wise, and that did cross my mind at first.

"However, since then, all that's come back to my mind is excitement as opposed to any nerves. For me, that's one of the reasons I chose Kent. It felt like the right fit for me having spoken to the club. I'm really looking forward to it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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