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Matt Hunn to tour South Africa with MCC

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent paceman Matt Hunn has been selected to play in an MCC tour of South Africa later this month.

The 21-year-old made his senior breakthrough this season and claimed a five-wicket haul against the touring Australians to help win a regular place in the first XI.

He hopes the trip will be a good chance for some warm-weather training and match practice to help him hone his skills.

Hunn said: “It’s a really good standard of cricket with lots of fellow professional players to a place I’ve never been.

“I can’t wait, it should be an amazing trip. You gain so much from playing abroad in different conditions, batsmen and balls as part of your progression.

“I was able to take my opportunity against Australia and managed to secure a place in the first-team.

“I’m aiming to work hard in pre-season to hold my spot and progress from there.”

MCC, managed by former England paceman and current selector Angus Fraser, will play five 50-over games and one two-day matches from December 27 until January 10, 2016.

Experienced county professionals in the squad include Owais Shah (Hampshire), Wes Durston (Derbyshire), Ned Eckersley (Leicestershire), John Simpson (Middlesex) and Chris Wright (Warwickshire).

The squad is due to attend a couple of days of England’s Test series against South Africa when they watch matches in Durban (Kingsmead) and Cape Town (Newlands) with fixtures scheduled at both grounds.

Other matches are planned against a KuraZula-Natal XI (December 31) and, after flying to Cape Town on January 1, versus Western Province Cricket Association XI (January 3-4), St Augustine (January 6), TBC (January 7) and a Boland XI (January 8).

After the tour, Hunn will fly out to Australia to continue his pre-season preparations playing grade cricket in Australia.

See Matt Hunn in action next summer

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