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Favourite sports person: George Digweed

Favourite band: Snow Patrol

Favourite food: Thai

Favourite car: Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Quote to live by: 'Live each day as if it's your last'

Best cricketing moment: Hitting the winning runs in the 2007 20/20 final.

Favourite film: Shawshank Redemption

Most annoying habit: I don't have one

Most likely to: not be able to get to a computer

Party trick: Pouring candle wax on my Tongue.

Look alike: Jason StathamĀ 

Education: Mount Grace High School, John Cleveland College Hinckley, Hinckley Tech and Charles Klein College

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Born 30 April 1976 Years of Service 2005 -
Squad number 3 Debut Leicestershire 1997, Kent 2005
Height 5'11" Nicknames Stevo, Dazzer
Capped 2005 Bat Right-hand
Best bat First Class - 208 Kent v Glamorgan 2005 and v Middlesex 2009 Bowl Right-arm medium
Best bowl First Class - 7-21

Biography

 

Shirt Supporter for 2016: Angus Freeman and Neil Carter

 
Darren continues to defy his advancing years and was awarded a benefit year in 2016 for more than a decade of fine service to his adopted county.
 
The explosive batsman has become an integral part of the Kent side in all forms of the game, with both bat and ball, since his arrival from Leicestershire in 2004.
 
In T20 cricket he is the most prolific run-scorer on the county circuit scoring more than 3,000 runs, and his skills have been used all around the globe with Stevens winning all three editions of the Bangladesh Premier League.
 
His destructive nature saw him called up to the England Lions squad in 2010, but somehow a full England cap has eluded him.
 
The all-rounder was in spectacular form in 2013: he topped Kent’s County Championship averages by posting 1,268 at an average of 63.40 and added 32 wickets to continue his role as Kent’s pivotal player.
 
Darren smashed an incredible, unbeaten double-hundred to see off Lancashire in the final round of fixtures to add to three other centuries and seven fifties.
 
The heavy-hitter was also in prime limited-overs form, and his 44-ball century against Sussex Sharks at Canterbury saw him collect the Walter Lawrence Trophy for the fastest hundred of the season.
 
In 2014, Stevens passed 100 List A wickets and 12,000 first class runs in a prolific career before extending his Kent contract in September 2014 shortly before becoming a father.
 
2015 featured a career-best T20 knock of 90 at the Kia Oval, passing 13,000 first-class career runs and taking 86 wickets in all formats.
 
What more is still to come for Stevo?

Other teams

ECB Academy, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Leicestershire.

Overseas tours

ECB Academy to Sri Lanka and Australia 2002-03, London CCC to West Indies 2007-08

Overseas teams

South Melbourne Cricket Club, Wanderers CC, Fairfield CC, Otago, Dhaka Gladiators