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Teenage seam bowler Jas Singh has penned his first professional contract with Kent.

A product of the county’s Academy, the right-armer made his first-class debut for Kent against Sussex in July, taking 4-51 in the first innings.

Teenage seam bowler Jas Singh, centre, has signed a professional contract with Kent. He is pictured with head coach Matt Walker and director of cricket Paul Downton. Picture: Kent Cricket
Teenage seam bowler Jas Singh, centre, has signed a professional contract with Kent. He is pictured with head coach Matt Walker and director of cricket Paul Downton. Picture: Kent Cricket

The 19-year-old, who plays his club cricket for 2021 Kent Cricket League Premier Division champions Bexley, also featured for Kent against Derbyshire in the club’s final away County Championship match this summer, taking 2-42 in the final innings of that match.

Singh, who has signed a full-time “rookie” contract with the county ahead of their 2022 campaign, said: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to become a professional cricketer for Kent.

“There’s a really talented and experienced squad here that I can learn from to improve my game and earn more appearances in the First XI.”

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton added: “Jas is an exciting prospect who has shown that he can perform at Championship level with his seven wickets so far in two first-class matches for us.

“He has been a consistent wicket-taker in the Kent League for Bexley and is improving rapidly.

“Jas is the first seam bowler to have come through the Talent Pathway for a few years and it is fantastic to have a young bowler with Jas’ potential joining our squad.”

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