Experienced hitter Joe Denly has extended his contract with Kent until the end of the 2025 season.
Denly, who played 15 Tests and made 29 white ball appearances for England, amassed over 18,700 carries for Kent across all formats.
“I always feel like I can make great contributions as a player,” he said.
Denly, born in Canterbury, who turns 37 next month, came through Kent academy and made his first class, List A and T20 debut in 2004.
The right-hander had amassed 4,658 premier class runs and appeared in nine One Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals, by the time he moved to Middlesex ahead of the 2012 campaign, but returned to Kent after three seasons with Lord’s.
Denly made his Test debut against West Indies in January 2019, with his final Test appearance against the same opposition in July 2020.
He scored 827 Test runs, including six half-centuries, at an average of 29.53, and now has a total of 13,244 first-class runs.
Denly made 43 cents for Kent – becoming one of six male players to hit triple figures for the county in three forms of play – and took 150 wickets for the club with his right arm leg spin.
Kent manager of cricket Paul Downton described Denly as “a high quality player” who “is an integral part of the dressing room”.
“We believe he will continue to make meaningful contributions with bat and ball in all formats,” he added.
“Joe has been heavily involved in our trophy winning teams of white ball cricket over the past two seasons. He also brings a huge amount of experience to our Championship batting squad.”