County news July 31, 2009

Parnell returns for Twenty20 finals day

Cricinfo staff

Wayne Parnell, the 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler, will return from South Africa to play for Kent on Twenty20 finals day at Edgbaston.

Cricket South Africa has given him clearance to play on August 15 even though he will return home after the County Championship match, against Derbyshire, at Canterbury.

"This is great news for the club," said Graham Ford, Kent's director of cricket. "We are delighted to be able to bring Wayne back because he made such a big impact in our quarter-final win over Durham. I would like to thank Mickey Arthur, and the South Africa board, for allowing him to return. I'm sure that he will play a key role at finals day."  

Parnell took two wickets in the quarter-final against Durham, dismissing both their opening batsmen.