Matt Parkinson to join Kent Cricket

Monday 19th June 2023

Men’s First Team

Matt Parkinson to join Kent Cricket

Kent Cricket is delighted to announce that England international Matt Parkinson will join Kent from Lancashire on a three-year contract from 1 November 2023.

The leg-spinner has represented his country in all forms of the game after making his England debut in an IT20 against New Zealand in 2019.

26-year-old Parkinson has an excellent track record as an all-format bowler, who has taken 151 first-class wickets in 47 matches at an average of 25.92 and an economy of 2.79. In T20 cricket he has taken 139 wickets at an average of 18.96, with an economy rate of 7.68.

On joining Kent, Parkinson said: “The time is right for me to embrace a new challenge and environment. I’m so excited that this will be at Kent.

“I’m proud of my record in the game so far & I believe my best years as a leg-spin bowler are ahead of me. I’ve heard very positive things about the squad and I’m looking forward to working with Matt Walker and the other coaches.

“I promise my new teammates and the Kent supporters that I will throw myself into this new challenge and I can’t wait to get down to Canterbury to get started.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the Lancs members for the support they have given to me during my time at Old Trafford. I thank my teammates for their friendship and wish them the best.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “Everyone at Kent is really excited that Matt has decided to join the Club on a long-term contract.

“To have a proven match-winning leg-spinner in our ranks will be a major boost to the squad. Matt is also a feisty competitor who will bring a lot to our dressing room.

“We look forward to welcoming him to Canterbury.”

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