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New Zealand hitter Tom Latham signs for Surrey to play five County Championship games

Surrey [UK]5 April (ANI): Surrey County Cricket Club has announced the signing of New Zealand batsman Tom Latham’s services in five County Championship matches in June and July.

“Surrey has signed New Zealand batsman Tom Latham for five county championship matches in June and July,” the club said in a statement on Tuesday.

Latham’s time at Surrey will begin on 11 June against Kent and end on 25 July against Somerset at Taunton.

Members of Surrey will have the chance to see the New Zealander at The Oval twice, against Lancashire on 25 June and Nottinghamshire on 10 July.

A derby against Middlesex at Lords on 19 July will cap off his time at Three Feathers.

The son of former all-rounder Rod Latham, Latham made his international debut for New Zealand in 2012 and is currently vice-captain of the Test and ODI teams.

It was recently announced that he will return to T20 action in New Zealand in April as captain, his first T20 international since 2021.

In Test cricket he scored 5,150 runs in 74 matches, averaging 41.53 in 13 centuries and 27 50s, and in first-class cricket he scored 10,385 runs in 147 matches, averaging 44.19 in 26 tons and 55 half centuries. . .

Cricket Surrey Director Alex Stewart said: “We are inviting players to England for The Ashes. We aim to build on our success in 2022 so it is important that we bring in quality talent when we need it. I am sure he will be a great addition to the player’s squad. Tom Latham said: “I am thrilled to be joining Surrey this summer. I have played for County Cricket in the past. I really enjoy the experience and the challenge that the conditions in the UK bring.Surrey has a rich history and I have the opportunity to play in it.The Oval is one of the best cricket venues in the world that I enjoy. I look forward to joining Rory, Gareth and the team and doing everything in my power to make a successful defense of the championship this year.

In the previous County Championship season in 2022, Surrey finished as Division 1 champions. This year they have been placed in the division alongside Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Warwickshire. (Ani)

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