Kent County Cricket Club today announced that Matthew Fleming is to be Club Captain for 2002 and will captain the Club's one-day team. David Fulton will captain the Club in the County Championship. Fleming, who has captained the Club in all competitions for the last three years, will assume responsibility for Club affairs and captaincy of all one-day competitions whilst David Fulton will assume responsibility for the team in the County Championship.

Commenting on the announcement, Kent's Chairman of Cricket, Mike Denness, said: "Last season was one of great success for the Club but there is always a need to look to the future and there is no better time than now to look to plan beyond Matthew. We believe that Matthew and David can work well together as we strive for further success for the Club into the future. We see the combination providing continuity in all competitions and we also see it as sensible planning for the future."

Matthew Fleming added: "I very much look forward to working with David next summer. He and I have talked at length about making this combination work and we are convinced that, with the squad of players we have, we can make a real success of the arrangement."

David Fulton said: "I am delighted to be asked to take on more responsibility and look forward to working with the players in order to make a real impact on the Championship next season."