Par­nell bol­sters at­tack

Kent cricket

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport Www.kentonline.co.uk/sport -

Kent have made their first move into the over­seas mar­ket this sea­son by sign­ing South African pace­man Wayne Par­nell.

The 27-year-old pre­vi­ously rep­re­sented Kent dur­ing two spells in 2009 and will be avail­able for ac­tion in the Spec­savers County Cham­pi­onship and Royal Lon­don One-Day Cup be­fore re­turn­ing to in­ter­na­tional duty.

The left-han­der, who hails from Port El­iz­a­beth, said: “I en­joyed my time at Kent in 2009 when we won Divi­sion 2 and reached the T20 Fi­nals Day.

“I learned a lot from the ex­pe­ri­ence and I hope to help the side con­tinue their strong start in the County Cham­pi­onship and get off to a flyer in the One Day Cup.

“I look for­ward to work­ing with Matt Walker, Ja­son Gillespie and the boys.”

Par­nell has played in five Test matches, the last of which was against Aus­tralia in 2014.

He has also played 61 one-day in­ter­na­tion­als for the Proteas tak­ing 90 wick­ets at an av­er­age of 28.54, and has five years’ ex­pe­ri­ence play­ing in the In­dian Premier League.

Kent chair­man of cricket Gra­ham John­son said: “Wayne is an ex­pe­ri­enced in­ter­na­tional bowler who will add pace and a new an­gle to our at­tack.

“At 27, he still has a point to prove and com­ple­ments the other bowlers in our unit well. While we have a large seam con­tin­gent in the squad, we want to make sure we keep rais­ing the bar and play­ers of in­ter­na­tional qual­ity sig­nal that in­tent.

“We are fiercely am­bi­tious and will con­tinue to strengthen in this way where we be­lieve it is ap­pro­pri­ate.”

Par­nell should be avail­able to play in the Spec­savers County Cham­pi­onship match against his for­mer club Sus­sex at Hove, start­ing on Good Fri­day.

1-25, 2-76, 3-134, 4-134, 5-154, 6-205, 7-213, 8-224, 9-262, 10-298.

DA Payne 20-2-80-1, LC Nor­well 18-7-46-3, CJ Lid­dle 14-3-462, CN Miles 18-7-64-2, GL van Bu­uren 14-3-28-2, JMR Tay­lor 5-0-29-0. CT Ban­croft b Stevens ........................1 CDJ Dent b Clay­don ..........................67 LC Nor­well lbw b Har­ris ....................13 WA Tavare b Gid­man .........................14 GL van Bur­ren c Tred­well b Clay­don ..10 GT Hank­ins b Clay­don .........................1 P Mus­tard c Gid­man b Stevens ...........7 JMR Tay­lor c Coles b Clay­don .............0 CN Miles c Coles b Har­ris ....................4 DA Payne not out ..............................20 CJ Lid­dle c Rouse b Har­ris ................10 Ex­tras (lb2) .........................................2 1-1, 2-18, 3-89, 4-104, 5-106, 6-115, 7-115, 8-115, 9-137, 10-149. JAR Har­ris 16.3-3- 42-3, DI Stevens 20- 6-42-2, MT Coles 10-128- 0, ME Clay­don 12-4-35-4, WRS

1-3, 2- 67, 3-104, 4-109, 5-130, 6-134, 7-134, 8-194, 9-194, 10-246.

DA Payne 14-4-27- 0, LC Nor­well 16-3-59-5, CJ Lid­dle 15.13-44-1, CN Miles 16-5-32-2, GL van Bur­ren 11-1-43- 0, JMR Tay­lor 3-1-24-2. CT Ban­croft b Har­ris ...........................2 CDJ Dent b Stevens ............................4 WA Tavare c Rouse b Har­ris ................4 GL van Bur­ren b Stevens.....................3 GT Hank­ins c Gid­man b Har­ris ............0 P Mus­tard c Rouse b Stevens..............0 JMR Tay­lor lbw b Stevens .................14 CN Miles b Stevens .............................0 DA Payne c Bell-Drum­mond b Stevens ..6 LC Nor­well c Rouse b Clay­don ..........24 CJ Lid­dle not out.................................0 Ex­tras (lb4) .........................................2 1-2, 2-14, 3-14, 4-14, 5-17, 6-18, 7-24, 8-36, 10- 61. JAR Har­ris 10-3-26-3, DI Stevens 9-2-22- 6, MT Coles 1- 0-5- 0, ME Clay­don 0.4- 0-4-1.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4738501

South African bowler Wayne Par­nell ar­rives at Canterbury DJ Bell-Drum­mond c Hank­ins b Nor­well . 11 JJ Weather­ley c Mus­tard b Miles ......36 JL Denly c Ban­croft b Nor­well ...........62 SA North­east c Dent b Lid­dle ............22 WRS Gid­man c Ban­croft b Nor­well ....10 DI Stevens c Ban­croft b van Bu­uren ..50 AP Rouse c Mus­tard b Miles .............13 MT Coles c Nor­well b van Bu­uren .....11 JC Tred­well c Mus­tard b Payne .........26 JAR Har­ris not out .............................33 ME Clay­don c Hank­ins b Lid­dle .........17 Ex­tras (b2, lb3, nb2)..........................17

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