County Cricket team Kent has signed Essex bowler Matt Quinn for the period of next three years. The pacer will play for Kent on loan for this season across all formats before joining them full time from 2022.
The 28-year-old has represented Kent in four matches on load in the LV= Insurance County Championship. And taken 12 wickets for the side with an average of 19.33. His best figures in the current season are 4-54 in the first innings against Sussex last month.
“Everyone at the Club, including the players, staff, and Members, made me feel so welcome. I can’t wait to be a Kent player once more, and to contribute towards future success for this county.” Matt Quinn said.
Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “We’re delighted that Matt has chosen to join us on a long-term basis”
“He has already shown his ability in a Kent shirt this season and he fitted in really well in the dressing room during his loan spell. He brings something different to our seam attack as we continually look to improve the strength and depth of our squad,” he added.
Besides, the New Zealand-born Quinn also boasts of 250 wickets in formats of the game since his debut in 2013.
Essex head coach Anthony McGrath also praised Quinn for his energy and contribution as he stated:
“He has had to face long periods out of the game due to the back injury he sustained in 2017 but has worked hard to get back into the first-team contention ever since,” McGrath said.
“We are blessed with very talented bowlers at the club but, unfortunately, Matt has sometimes found his opportunities limited as a result,” he added.
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