Kent Cricket is delighted to confirm the signing of Eastbourne College’s Tawanda Muyeye 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.

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.

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.”