Kent complete the loan signing of seam bowler Tony Palladino

Friday 14th May 2010

Kent have agreed a one-month loan signing of Essex seam bowler Tony Palladino (pictured). The 26 year-old is a graduate of the UCCE system, having represented Cambridge from 2003-5, as well as British Universities in 2005.

The right-arm bowler made his county debut in 2003 and returned figures of six for 41, against a strong Kent side at Canterbury, in only his second championship match. He has now taken 99 first class wickets at an average of 35.30.

Commenting on his move to Kent, Palladino said: "I am really pleased to be joining Kent as it gives me a chance to hopefully play some first team cricket. I have been with Essex for 11 years, from youth team through to the first XI, but my chances have been limited this season. I am very much looking forward to pulling on a Kent shirt and I hope I can contribute to more success for the club.”

Kent“s team director, Paul Farbrace, added: "We are really pleased that the deal has been agreed with Essex and we now hope that Tony will do very well for Kent. He played for Namibia over the winter, in the South Africa Airways Provincial Challenge Series, and we hope he performs well in Kent colours.”

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