Newman heads for Kent

March 12, 2012
by PaddyBriggs

Middlesex opening batsman Scott Newman has joined Kent County Cricket Club on loan for the first two months of the season.

Newman started his career with Surrey and made his debut in 2002 against Hampshire scoring 99. In 2003 Newman was involved with the England academy in Adelaide.

Newman joined local rivals Middlesex in 2010 but has struggled to nail down a first team spot on a regular basis. This winter the county signed Joe Denly from Kent, which has left a gap at the top of the order at the St Lawrence ground where Newman is heading.

The left-handed opening batsman has scored nearly 8,500 first class runs at an average of 38. He has also registered 16 centuries.

Speaking of his short term move to Kent, Newman said: “I am really pleased to be joining Kent for the opening months of the season. I look forward to hopefully playing regular first team cricket and contributing to a successful start to 2012 for the club.”

Kent will be hoping that under new coach Jimmy Adams that the squad can push for division 2 promotion in 2012.

The Scoop 12/03/2012


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