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Full name Daniel James Bell-Drummond
Born August 4, 1993, Lewisham, London
Current age 20 years 215 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Kent, Kent 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education Millfield School
|First-class debut||Kent v Loughborough MCCU at Canterbury, May 18-19, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury, Sep 24-27, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Worcestershire v Kent at Worcester, Jul 31, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury, Aug 29, 2011 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Indians at Canterbury, Aug 26, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sussex v Kent at Hove, Jul 31, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 8||Kent||v Lancashire||Canterbury||24 Sep 2013||FC|
|11||Kent||v Northants||Northampton||17 Sep 2013||FC|
|1, 9||Kent||v Essex||Canterbury||11 Sep 2013||FC|
|78, 30||Kent||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||3 Sep 2013||FC|
|9||Kent||v Gloucs||Canterbury||21 Aug 2013||FC|
|212*||Kent 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Beckenham||13 Aug 2013||Other|
|48||Kent 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Beckenham||12 Aug 2013||Other OD|
|2||Kent||v Worcs||Worcester||2 Aug 2013||FC|
|9||Kent||v Sussex||Hove||31 Jul 2013||T20|
|12||Kent||v Hampshire||Canterbury||29 Jul 2013||T20|
Daniel Bell-Drummond is one of a crop of young players on whom Kent pin hopes of a way out of recent doldrums. Widely regarded as one of the most exciting young batsmen in the UK, Bell-Drummond was soon turning heads with his aggressive style and lavish strokeplay - a nod to his Caribbean roots - and the summer of 2013 was his chance to make a real impression on the Kent first XI. Having inherited some of his father's talent - Percival Bell-Drummond played for Dorset - Daniel was picked up by Kent as a seven-year-old playing for Catford Wanderers CC and later that summer scored a century for Kent Under-10s. He attended Millfield School and represented England at Under-15s, 17s and 19s level - becoming the highest run-scorer for England in youth ODIs with a century against Australia in April 2012.
He signed a three-year professional contract with Kent in 2011, aged 17, and made his first-class debut later that summer, impressing with a fluent 80 from 103 balls for against Loughborough MCCU. His one-day debut was equally eye-catching with 42 in just 30 balls against Worcestershire in the Clydesdale Bank 40, and earned him a place in Kent's four remaining matches in the competition.
An injury to Rob Key at the end of the summer allowed Bell-Drummond to make his County Championship debut, against Essex at Canterbury, and play the final two games of the season. But he had to wait until July of the following summer, a tour match against the touring South Africans, for his next first-team appearance. He also played the final County Championship match of the summer at Cardiff.
Much was expected of Bell-Drummond at the Under-19s World Cup in Australia in August 2012 but he made four single-figure scores in six matches, with a top score of 23, as England finished a disappointing fifth.
Kent showed faith in him, however, and he secured the No 3 slot in County Championship cricket in 2013, scoring 466 runs. He was also entrusted with an opening role in T20 matches.
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