Kent bring in Joey Evison from Nottinghamshire

Joey Evison, Nottinghamshire’s former England Beneath-19 allrounder, has signed a three-year contract with Kent. He may even be a part of the membership on mortgage for this yr’s Royal London Cup.

Evison, 20, debuted for Notts in 2019 and has since made 10 first-class appearances, alongside 5 in Record A and one T20. He recorded his maiden first-class hundred earlier this season however has seen alternatives restricted by the event of fellow seam-bowling allrounder Lyndon James.

Evison at present averages 27.13 with the bat in top notch cricket, and 30.19 with the ball, having taken a maiden five-wicket haul in opposition to Durham final summer time.

“I could not be extra enthusiastic about becoming a member of Kent Cricket,” Evison mentioned. “I recognise that I am nonetheless younger however I am hungry for first staff cricket and really a lot hope I will be capable of obtain this at Canterbury, in addition to serving to the staff to success within the coming years.”

The signing might be the beginning of a rebuilding course of at Kent, who noticed seamer Matt Milnes agree phrases with Yorkshire on Friday and have to start out getting ready for all times after Darren Stevens, with the 46-year-old allrounder having solely made seven first-team appearances this yr.

Kent’s director of cricket, Paul Downton, mentioned: “I am delighted that Joey has chosen to affix Kent. He is an thrilling expertise with the potential to bat within the high order and in addition be a risk with the ball. He is a very laborious employee and we’re satisfied that he shall be a fast learner too, as alternatives come his approach.

“We’re additionally actually happy to have Joey accessible for us on this season’s Royal London Cup, and he strengthens our 50-over squad forward of the event.

“It is a signing with each the current and the longer term in thoughts. We will not wait to see Joey blossom and make a constructive impression each on and off the sphere for Kent.”

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