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Player profile: Darren Stevens

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21 June 2012

Name, age and role:

Darren Stevens, 36, batsman/all-rounder

 How did you end up at Kent?

I was released from Leicester and I went and had interviews at four other clubs around the country. I spoke to them all but David Fulton, who was captain at the time, persuaded me to come to Kent.

 Who is the one to watch, why?

 It has to be Matt Coles because he can bat, bowl and field.

 Which ground is your favourite in England, why?

Got to be Lord’s. The home of cricket and the best teas on the circuit. The food there is unreal.

 If you could play cricket anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I’d like to play in Australia. They have quick, bouncy pitches and you can challenge yourself against the best bowlers in the world. The social side is good too.

 Who is the last player to buy a round?

We went out on Friday night and I have to say Ben Harmison!

 Who is the worst dressed?

It’s a toss-up between Ashley Shaw and Mark Davies. Their dress sense is terrible, I can’t explain how bad it really is.

 Who is the messiest in the dressing room?

Keysy. He’s just a mess. He doesn’t care about any of his kit and it’s spread everywhere. At least wit