Newman moves to Kent
Middlesex batsman Scott Newman has moved to Kent on loan for the first two months of the upcoming season.
The opener struck 614 runs at an average of 30.70 as Middlesex won LV= County Championship Division Two last season and, subsequently, gained promotion.
Speaking exclusively to ecb.co.uk, Newman had expressed his desire to help spearhead the county’s charge on their return to the top-flight.
Those aspirations have proved premature, though he insists getting back into the fold at Lord’s is his main priority.
He said: “I am happy to have reached an agreement to play for Kent early in the season and am looking forward to helping get them off to a good start in the County Championship.
“That said, my main goal is to work at getting back into the first XI at Middlesex.”
Middlesex’s managing director of cricket Angus Fraser added: “We’re happy that we’ve reached an agreement with Kent for Scott to go on loan for the opening two months of the season.
“A player of Scott’s experience needs to be playing first-class cricket and this gives him the perfect opportunity to do so, so it’s a win-win situation for us.”