Kent Cricket announced the signing of batsman Tawanda Muyeye as a domestic player on a three-year contract
“A Sports Scholar at Eastbourne College under the mentorship of former Kent stars Rob Ferley and James Tredwell, the 20-year-old was named as Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year for 2020, an award previously won by England stars Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler, as well as Kent’s Vice-Captain, Daniel Bell-Drummond,” the club, said in a release.
“Born in Zimbabwe but qualifying as a domestic player, Muyeye is a highly-talented, attacking batsman, and a useful off-spinner with an outstanding schoolboy record,” it added.
In 2019, in his first year in the sixth form at Eastbourne, Muyeye scored 1,112 runs with 56 sixes — both records for the 150-year-old school. He also scored two double hundreds, his second coming from only 135 deliveries.
On joining the county, Muyeye said: “I am delighted to sign for Kent and achieve my dream of becoming a professional cricketer.”
Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “We are really excited that Tawanda has agreed to join us at Kent. He had several offers from other counties and was in high demand. As he begins his journey as a professional cricketer we aim to help him develop as a person and as a cricketer, and to help him fulfil the huge potential he undoubtedly possesses.”