Reports: Neil Dexter joins Middlesex

September 18, 2008 at 11:34 am 1 comment


Reports are suggesting that departing Kent batsmen Neil Dexter has signed for Middlesex. The South African born batsmen has struggled to hold down a regular place in the team this season. He had recently turned down a three year deal form Kent stating that he feels that he feels that “a fresh start at a new county will give me greater opportunity to establish myself as a first team player in all forms of the game”


The decision comes after a frustrating season for the batsmen where he only made 6 appearances in the county championship for Kent. He spent 3 months on loan at Essex where he showed that he is a quality player deserving of a first team spot. His chances at Kent were limited because of Kent’s decision to sign Justin Kemp, their third Kolpak signing. He joins Middlesex who are currently struggling in the County Championship division 2 but took the twenty20 cup title. The move could allow Ed Joyce to move the opposite direction after stating that he is considering his future, although his high wage demands could be a stumbling block for Kent.

Despite limited opportunities Dexter has scored 265 runs in 6 innings at an average of 33.12, scoring 1 century and 1 half century in the county championship division one. He also scored a unbeaten century in his only appearance for Kent in the Friends Provident trophy. He is surely one for the future and at Middlesex we could see more of his talent and could get into the reckoning for a place in England’s side. For Kent this is a big blow as it leaves them with limited batting cover, following Walker’s release from the club. This is no doubt a exciting talent and this move could see him move on to better things.

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  • 1. Liam  |  September 18, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    As a Middlesex fan I am delighted by this news. Dexter is a quality player and can only strengthen our team further so we can compete for the division two title next year.

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