Batch tips Hunn to shine on big stage after headline haul

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Sudbury Cricket Club captain Darren Batch has tipped Matt Hunn to have a successful international career, but warned the Suffolk youngster needs to remain patient.

Former Sudbury player Hunn hit the national headlines at the end of last week after securing his maiden five-wicket first-class haul for Kent against a touring Australia side in their match ahead of the impeding Ashes Series.

And after seeing the 21-year-old dismiss the likes of Australian captain Michael Clarke and Shane Watson to finish with figures of 5-99, Batch conceded he would not be surprised to see Hunn repeat his form on the international stage, albeit not just yet.

“I wasn’t surprised to see him do so well,” he said. “He is only in his second year as a professional but he always had that raw talent and he has developed and will hopefully continue to do so.

“His performance will make people take notice but he is still so young and needs to be cautious.

“I’m sure playing for England is his aim and I would not be surprised to see him do that but first he needs to focus on being a Kent regular. The talent is there so if he keeps developing and working hard playing England will take care of itself.”

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