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Dewald Nel to join Kent on two-year contract

Sunday 28th March 2010

Kent County Cricket Club today announced that right-arm seam bowler Dewald Nel (pictured)will join on a two-year contract after impressing in a recent trial.

The 29 year-old has made 18 one-day international and ten t20 appearances for Scotland and played one season at Worcestershire in 2007.

Commenting on Nel’s arrival, Kent’s team director, Paul Farbrace, said: “We are delighted to sign a bowler of Dewald“s quality and experience. He is a credit to Cricket Scotland and the current coaching set up. I am looking forward to him making a telling contribution with us at Kent. I am also excited by the close link between our coaching staff and the Scottish staff. This could really be to the benefit of all concerned. ”

Cricket Scotland head coach Pete Steindl added: “While we are disappointed to lose Dewald for the majority of our summer programme, we are pleased that he has earned a second chance to play county cricket. Dee has worked hard since becoming one of our first full time contracted players and we are pleased this has paid off for him. We have been impressed at the open and honest way Paul Farbrace and Kent have approached this deal and we now hope to build a mutually beneficial relationship, which will help Dewald become a major player for Kent and Scotland.”

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