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West Indian fast-bowler Kemar Roach is returning to Surrey for the first six games of the LV=Insurance County Championship season.

Roach will join the Club for a third season after successful spells in 2021 and in the title-winning 2022 season. In his time at Surrey so far, he has taken 47 wickets at an average of 23.6, including best figures of 8-40.

The man from Barbados played an important role in Surrey’s title triumph last year, taking 25 wickets in seven matches including five wickets in the second innings against Warwickshire to set up victory on day four at The Kia Oval.

Watch below as Kemar blows Warwickshire away at The Kia Oval in 2022

Roach will join up with the side ahead of Surrey’s first fixture, away at Emirates Old Trafford against Lancashire, and his first game back in front of The Kia Oval crowd will be against Hampshire (13-16 April). Roach will be available for the trips to Edgbaston and Chelmsford before finishing his spell with two home derbies against Middlesex (11-14 May) and Kent (18-21 May).

Kemar Roach said “I really enjoy playing for Surrey and winning the title last year was incredible to be a part of. It’s such a talented and exciting group of players and I can’t wait to get back out on the pitch representing the Club.”

Gareth Batty, Head Coach at Surrey, said “We’re looking forward to welcoming Kemar back to Surrey. He brings great ability and work ethic, and his experience plays an important role in the dressing room.

“Kemar has already shown what he can do in his time at the Club so far and we’re excited to have him joining us again this year.”

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