22 May Min the Spin Returns
Min Patel, the Kent and England slow left arm bowler, with 650 first class wickets, returns to Flannels this year. A stealthy member of the Herrick Warriors in 2011, he is this time playing for the Bootneck Belters.
Unlike his bowling, his batting is unorthodox: he’s strong square of the wicket, and likes to whack the ball over point, but he can knuckle down too – as his brief Test career showed – and relishes the role of nightwatchman. He was appointed Kent’s vice-captain in 2006 before announcing his retirement in February 2008.