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Tredwell delighted by surprise England call

Thursday 19th November 2009

James Tredwell could be in line for a full England debut at The Wanderers on Friday.

By Mark Pennell
KENT off-spinner James Tredwell could be in line for an England debut in Friday“s first rubber of the One Day International series in Johannesburg after being called up to the touring squad in South Africa.
The 27-year-old from New Romney, who finished the season as Kent“s leading first-class wicket taker with 69 wickets costing 26.64 apiece, caught an overnight flight to South Africa as emergency replacement for Graeme Swann.
The Nottinghamshire spinner and Ashes winner has been struggling with a side strain and has been ruled out of the first two one-day internationals.
Clearly delighted at being called into the England party, Tredwell said: "This is great news for me. I“ve been keeping myself fit during the off season and I cannot wait to get out to South Africa.
Kent“s Chairman of Cricket, Graham Johnson, believes Tredwell fully merits this call-up, saying: “James is a fine cricketer and this call is thoroughly deserved. He enjoyed a great season, is clearly back to his best and I“m sure he will be in contention for a place in the side.”
Capped after enjoying an excellent season in 2007 when his frugal limited overs bowling helped Kent lift the Twenty20 Cup, Tredwell went on to tour New Zealand with the England one-day party from January 2008 yet failed to make an appearance.
But this latest call-up caps a remarkable few weeks for the former England A skipper who followed his career-best season“s haul by marrying his fiancé Bethan.
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