Tuesday 19 December 2006 

Kent County Cricket Club Sign Ryan McClaren

Kent County Cricket Club have announced that Ryan McClaren has signed a one-year contract with the Club for the 2007 season. McClaren, (who is 23) currently plays for the Gestetner Diamond Eagles based in Bloemfontein, is a left hand bat, right arm medium-fast bowler and joins the Club as a Kolpak player.

Commenting on the signing, Chairman of Cricket, Graham Johnson said:

“We are delighted that Ryan has agreed to play for us next year. Since the end of the 2006 season we have spent time looking at the balance of our bowling attack and have recognised the need for back-up in the seam department. In an ideal world we would have chosen an England-qualified player, however, our search did not produce any outstanding, available talent. Ryan offers us all round abilities and will add a great deal to the squad. Taking him on for one year only will enable us to review the progress of our younger bowlers and those emerging from the Academy ahead of the 2008 season.”


Carolyn Dunne, Kent County Cricket Club