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All-rounder Darren Stevens on life after Kent, coaching, playing for St Lawrence & Highland Court this summer and a move to Sussex which failed to materialise

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For somewhere which had been home for years, Darren Stevens has found it tough to head back to Kent’s Canterbury ground since his departure.

Stevens has found himself without a county contract for the first time since the 1990s this year. The 47-year-old has, instead, got stuck into coaching and playing club cricket.

But with his summer not starting competitively until mid-May, he endured more than a month of watching his old team-mates in action. “I was literally trying to keep myself as busy as possible,” he explained. “I’ve had 27 pre-seasons.

All of a sudden, it comes to a stop - not by your choice, but by somebody else’s. “March came around and I’m usually in with the lads, training and playing.” Kent have endured a slow start to their County Championship Division 1 campaign without him.

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