Kuhn wins June accolade

05 July 2018 03:16:09 EST

Heino Kuhn says June was a special time for him after he was voted the Professional Cricketers' Association player of the month.

South African Kuhn, who plays for Kent on a Kolpak deal, struck four hundreds in five matches for the Royal London Cup runners-up.

The 34-year-old former Proteas international received 36 per cent of the public vote from supporters in a poll conducted on the PCA and Sky Sports online platforms.

County colleague Joe Denly was second with 32 per cent, ahead of Warwickshire duo Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott.

In all, Kuhn scored 670 runs in all competitions, more than any other player in the country, and won two man-of-the-match awards in the PCA's MVP rankings.

"It's a great honour to win this award, especially in my first season here. You want to contribute and to be voted PCA Player of the Month is a great honour," said Kuhn.

"I was up against high quality international players so it's a massive honour - I'm so happy.

"Scoring four hundreds in five games does not happen often. It was a very special month and I'm very grateful for all the runs and getting to the final. I just would have loved to get one more in the final to get us that trophy but we will have to try again next year.

"It was just one of those months where everything goes your way, every time I got to the crease I just felt good from ball one and it helps having some quality players batting with me."

Meanwhile, Kent are 10/1 to win the Vitality Blast and Nottinghamshire can be backed at 13/2.

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