Top-order batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond has signed a three-year contract extension with Kent, the club’s official website has announced.

“It’s a great time to be a Kent cricketer at the moment,” said Bell-Drummond. “Our strong performances this season across all three formats show that we have a squad that can achieve great things.

[caption id=”attachment_90202″ align=”alignnone” width=”800″] Bell-Drummond made his debut for Kent in 2011[/caption]

“I’m delighted to commit to Kent Cricket for three more seasons as we collectively make big strides forward, on and off the field.”

The 25-year-old joined the Kent Academy when he was seven and has been part of the club’s furniture ever since, making his county bow in 2011.

[caption id=”attachment_90197″ align=”alignnone” width=”800″] ‘I’m delighted to commit to Kent Cricket for three more seasons’[/caption]

“I am delighted ‘DBD’ has committed himself to Kent Cricket for the foreseeable future,” said Paul Dawton, Kent’s director of cricket.

“We are in the process of building a squad that will compete in all formats and Daniel is an integral part of our plans.”

[breakout id=”0″][/breakout]The right-hander has accumulated 4,825 runs at an average of 32.16 in 97 first-class matches (164 innings), but he has produced his best performances in one-day cricket where 85 outings have yielded 3,197 runs at 41.51.

“He has had an outstanding white-ball season, and I’m also confident he can thrive in Division One of the County Championship next season and regain the form that led him to England Lions selection a couple of years ago,” added Dawton.