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Kent sign Kiwi speedster Henry for first half of Championship season

The 26-year-old will offer Kent genuine pace over the course of the first seven Championship matches of the season, as well as the entire Royal London One-Day Cup schedule

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Matt Henry is to join Kent

New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry is poised for a stint in the County Championship with Kent this season.

Henry, who is included in the Blackcaps' squad for the upcoming Test series against England, will spend the first half of the campaign in Canterbury, subject to international clearance.

The 26-year-old will offer Kent genuine pace over the course of the first seven Championship matches of the season, as well as the entire Royal London One-Day Cup schedule.

MATT HENRY: CAREER STATS
First-class: 46 matches, 167 wickets, ave 28.93
List A: 86 matches, 144 wickets, ave 25.70
T20: 76 matches, 70 wickets, eco 8.79, ave 30.51

"I’m looking forward to joining Kent for the new county season," he said.

"I’ve heard lots of good things about the club from the other New Zealand players who have played at Kent and can’t wait to get started.”

Director of cricket Paul Downton said: "Matt is an excellent bowler who will add international experience as well as pace and penetration to our attack in the opening months of the season.

"I am delighted Matt has agreed to join us and look forward to welcoming him to the club."

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