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Callum Jackson set for home debut after signing Kent contract

Wicketkeeper Callum Jackson will make his home debut against his former county Sussex at Tunbridge Wells on Sunday (11am start).

The 21-year-old has signed a contract with Kent until the end of the season and will deputise for Sam Billings while he is on international duty and reserve gloveman Adam Rouse, who is recovering from surgery to his finger.

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Jackson, who played for England Under 19s, took three catches on his Specsavers County Championship debut against Essex at Chelmsford earlier this month after impressive displays in the second XI.

The right-hander said: “I’m so pleased to be joining such a historic club and follow the great wicketkeepers that have played for Kent over the years.

“The players have welcomed me into the squad and there’s a great atmosphere in the dressing room. I’m looking forward to helping the team have a strong finish to the season and make a mark myself.

“It’s funny how these things work out as my first player as a contracted Kent player will be against Sussex, my former club.”

Kent squad: 17 Sam Northeast (c), 6 Joe Denly, 58 Sean Dickson, 10 Alex Blake, 24 Adam Ball, 3 Darren Stevens, 21 Callum Jackson (w), 8 Mitch Claydon, 11 Imran Qayyum, 15 James Tredwell, 22 Charlie Hartley, 52 Kagiso Rabada.

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