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'It's like cricket without the fielding'

Mar 27, 2017: Some cricketers struggle to adapt to life after retirement, but Rob Key has moved on seamlessly to a career he enjoys even more

Jo Harman

Twitter round-up

'Brendon McCullum must bat with an eye patch'

Jan 20, 2017: Is Baz the victim of cyber-bullying by fellow cricketers? Find out in our Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

Games within a game?

Nov 2, 2016: Farcical bowling, the helmet fielder, chess interruptions, batting for pints - ten instances of when matches weren't cricket

Ed Kemp

County news

Rob Key announces retirement

Apr 18, 2016: Rob Key, the former England batsman, has announced his retirement from professional cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

The toss debate: aiding spin v home advantage

Dec 2, 2015: County captains Rob Key and Andrew Gale speak for and against getting rid of the mandatory coin toss in the County Championship next season

Interviews by David Hopps and George Dobell

Glamorgan v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Cardiff, 3rd day

Denly and Key set Glamorgan a mountain

Sep 11, 2015: Kent's hopes of making further inroads into Glamorgan's second innings and clinching their fourth LV= County Championship win of the season were held up by bad light in Cardiff


Glamorgan v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Cardiff, 2nd day

Key's hundred pronounces still much to offer

Sep 10, 2015: Kent will start the third day of Glamorgan's final home game of the season with a commanding lead of 358 runs thanks to an unbeaten century from Rob Key as he found late-season form to suggest his career is not yet spent


Glamorgan v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Cardiff, 1st day

Another song in the Key of life

Sep 9, 2015: Rob Key has summoned some late-season batting form as he shows no inclination of stepping back as a confident young Kent side gathers momentum


Kent v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Canterbury, 1st day

Key hundred holds up Lancashire promotion push

Sep 1, 2015: Rob Key's first Championship century inside 16 months helped Kent prosper on the opening day of their LV= County Championship clash with Division Two leaders Lancashire in Canterbury


Kent v Northamptonshire, LV= Championship, Division 2, Canterbury, 1st day

Kent need another Key Canterbury Week special

Aug 5, 2015: Kent's hopes of salvaging any sort of result from their 164th Canterbury Week game with Northamptonshire rest squarely on the shoulders of Rob Key


Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 2nd day

Johnson fires up but Watson, Marsh miss out

Jun 26, 2015: Where Mitchell Johnson signalled his intent to again dent England neither Shane Watson nor Mitchell Marsh were able to push ahead as the allrounder most likely to take a pivotal place in Australia's first Test X

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

Kent v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Beckenham, 1st day

Key revitalised on return but Kent slip

May 24, 2015: Rob Key hit 89 on his return to County Championship action but Surrey emerged with the opening day honours at a redeveloped Beckenham as Kent's first innings fell away sharply to 282 all out


Kent v Durham, Royal London Cup, Canterbury

Tredwell makes triumphant Kent return

Jul 29, 2014: James Tredwell made a triumphant return for Kent under the Canterbury floodlights by helping then chase down a daunting Durham target

Press Association

Kent v Somerset, NatWest T20, Canterbury

Kent put paid to Somerset's hopes

Jul 18, 2014: Somerset's slim hopes of a quarter-final berth were extinguished by a powerful Kent display

Ryan Bailey

Kent v Surrey, Canterbury, 4th day

Adams talks of Division Two 'stigma'

May 7, 2014: Kent celebrated with a BBQ after defeating Surrey as coach Jimmy Adams spoke of Division One ambitions and offspinner Adam Riley attracted more kind words

Alan Gardner in Canterbury

Rob Key

'If I wasn't a cricketer I would trade in the derivatives market'

May 2, 2014: Rob Key on his 221 at Lord's, the best thing about Canterbury, and advice he'd give his 18-year-old self

Interview by Jack Wilson

County previews 2014

Key back at the helm for Kent

Mar 26, 2014: ESPNcricinfo considers the prospects for Kent in 2014

Alex Winter

County news

Key returns to Kent captaincy

Nov 13, 2013: Robert Key has returned to his former position of Kent captain after James Tredwell stood down from the role due to his increasing England commitments

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kent v Lancashire, Canterbury, 2nd day

Key keeps Kent in touch

Sep 25, 2013: Division Two champions Lancashire look set to finish the County Championship season unbeaten after strengthening their grip on their final match against Kent

Northamptonshire v Kent, Wantage Road, 2nd day

Kent leave Northants under pressure

Sep 18, 2013: Refreshingly, no one at the County Ground made a secret of their interest in the game unfolding at Chelmsford between third-placed Essex and Glamorgan

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Wantage Road
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