Kent County Cricket Club today announced changes to its playing staff for the 2003 season.

Further to the announcement last week of Paul Nixon's departure, the club today confirmed that Matthew Banes has not been offered a contract for next season.

This year's beneficiary, Martin McCague, will be concluding his long and successful career with the club at the end of this season and is looking to continue his playing career with either a First Class or Minor County.

The club will be looking to strengthen its playing staff in the coming weeks and has yet to offer James Hockley and James Golding contracts for the 2003 season. Both players are being allowed by the club to discuss opportunities with other counties if they wish to do so.