Cummins joins Kent as overseas signing
Cummins joins Kent as overseas signing

Kent Cricket have completed the signing of West Indian fast bowler Miguel Cummins.

Cummins will be available for the first eight matches of the 2021 LV = Insurance County Championship, and adds to an already stacked seam department at Kent.

The 30-year-old played for Middlesex last season and took innings figures of 5/62 against Kent at Canterbury in the drawn Bob Willis Trophy match. He will provide stiff competition for the likes of Matt Milnes, Harry Podmore and Grant Stewart.

Cummins has played for West Indies in all forms throughout his career, including 14 test matches, and has claimed 231 first-class wickets from 82 matches at an average of 25.71 to date.

On joining the Spitfires, Cummins said: “It is great to be joining an ambitious team like Kent and I am certainly looking forward to bowling at Canterbury again.
“It is also fantastic to be joining a county with a proud history of West Indian players and coaches in the past, especially with another fellow Barbadian in John Shepherd being a big part of Kent’s history.
“I am here to add to that proud tradition, and make my own mark with the ball for Kent this season.”

Kent Director of Cricket Paul Downton added: “I am excited that Miguel is joining us for the majority of our Championship campaign this summer.
“He is the type of bowler who will add something different to our attack.
“He certainly looked a handful running down the hill at The Spitfire Ground last season, and we look forward to welcoming him into our dressing room this year.”

Kent will get their 2021 LV = County Championship campaign underway with a trip to Northamptonshire on Thursday April 8th.