Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter
FORMER Zimbabwe Under-19 cricketer Tawanda Muyeye made his debut for Kent in the English County Championship when he started the four-day match against Sussex, which is currently underway at Brighton.
The 20-year-old, who was recently signed by Kent for a three-year contract, has however slowly started his professional career after being sacked for one set in the opening sets on Thursday.
Sussex bowlers helped them take charge on day one of the County Championship game when the hosts knocked out the visitors for just 145.
Muyeye hit at number six and was knocked out by Ollie Robinson after facing just eight balls.
He won the prestigious Wisden Prize following a season that featured 1,112 races and 56 sixes, both school records.
Born in Zimbabwe and from Eastbourne College, where he was coached by former Kent players Rob Ferley and James Tredwell, he also qualifies as a national player.
âIt has been some very exciting months as my journey in the professional game has finally started here at Kent,â Muyeye said ahead of his first game this week.
Muyeye recently received a congratulatory message from Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins after playing for Kent’s second XI and scoring 68 points in his first game.
Congratulations also to young Folkestone-based cricketer Tawanda Muyeye, who made his debut this week for Kent County Cricket Club’s second XI in a game against Hampshire.
âLast year Tawanda was named Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year for his performances with the bat at Eastbourne College, and was recognized for his efforts with his first professional contract.
“He scored an honorable 68 in his first innings, and I wish him well in his future career,” said Collins.