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All-rounder Evison to join Kent
All-rounder Evison to join Kent

Kent Cricket have announced that batting all-rounder Joey Evison will join the Club on a three-year deal from the 2023 season.

He will also join Kent for this season’s Royal London Cup, on loan from Nottinghamshire.

The 20-year-old made his first-class debut in September 2019 & List A debut in July 2021 for Notts, and so far has five List A appearance to his name.

In the 2021 Royal London Cup, he scored a half century against Surrey and took 2-33 against Warwickshire.

Right-handed Evison played for England alongside his soon-to-be Kent teammates Hamid Qadri and Jordan Cox in the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, scoring 59 in England’s Plate Final against Sri Lanka, and taking three tournament wickets.

In his burgeoning first-class career to-date, he scored 109* against Sussex earlier this season and also recorded innings bowling figures of 5-21 against Durham in 2021.

On joining Kent, Evison said: “I couldn’t be more excited about joining Kent Cricket.

“I recognise that I’m still young but I’m hungry for first team cricket and very much hope I’ll be able to achieve this at Canterbury, as well as helping the team to success in the coming years.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “I’m delighted that Joey has chosen to join Kent.

“He’s an exciting talent with the potential to bat in the top order and also be a threat with th ball. He’s a really hard worker and we’re convinced that he will be a quick learner too, as opportunities come his way.

“We’re also really pleased to have Joey available for us in this season’s Royal London Cup, and he strengthens our 50-over squad ahead of the tournament.

“This is a signing with both the present and the future in mind. We can’t wait to see Joey blossom and make a positive impact both on and off the field for Kent.”