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Kent County Cricket Club sign Scotland bowler Dewald Nel

By Alex Hoad
Paul Farbrace
Paul Farbrace

Kent have signed right-arm seam bowler Dewald Nel on a two-year contract after he impressed in a recent trial.

The 29-year-old has made 18 one-day international and 10 t20 appearances for Scotland, and played one season at Worcestershire in 2007.

Kent team director Paul Farbrace (pictured) was delighted to sign a bowler of Nel's quality and experience.

Farbrace said: "He is a credit to Cricket Scotland and the current coaching set up. I am looking forward to him making a telling contribution with us at Kent.

"I am also excited by the close link between our coaching staff and the Scottish staff. This could really be to the benefit of all concerned. ”

Cricket Scotland head coach Pete Steindl said that while they were disappointed to lose Nel for the majority of their summer programme, they were pleased he had earned a second chance to play county cricket.

Steindl said: "Dee has worked hard since becoming one of our first full-time contracted players and we are pleased this has paid off for him.

"We have been impressed at the open and honest way Paul Farbrace and Kent have approached this deal and we now hope to build a mutually beneficial relationship, which will help Dewald become a major player for Kent and Scotland.”

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