West Indies international Kemar Roach is returning to Surrey for the first seven games of the 2024 County Championship season.
A two-time title winner with the Club, Roach has enjoyed successful stints in south London in the last three years. He has collected 73 wickets at an average of under 25 for the Three Feathers so far, including best figures of 8/40.
Roach, who has over 520 First Class wickets to his name, played an instrumental role in Surrey’s title defence last season, claiming 25 dismissals with a best of 5/34 in the away victory against Warwickshire.
The 35-year-old will join the squad ahead of the season opener against Lancashire (5 – 8 April) at Emirates Old Trafford. He will then take the field at The Kia Oval for the first time in 2024 as Somerset visit Surrey (12 – 15 April) before going back on the road again for the derby against Kent (19 – 22 April).
Surrey Members and supporters will have more chances to catch the West Indian in action at The Kia Oval against Hampshire (26 – 29 April), Warwickshire (10 – 13 May), and Worcestershire (17 – 20 May) before he finishes his spell on the south coast versus Hampshire (24 – 27 May).
Kemar Roach said: “Everyone knows that Surrey is a second home for me, and I love coming to London to play at one of the best grounds in the world.
“The Club’s ambitions in the red-ball game are a big draw and I want to play my role in winning another County Championship trophy. I cannot wait to start my fourth season with Surrey.”
Alec Stewart, Director of Cricket at Surrey CCC, said: “Kemar has been an important figure in the team’s success in the last few years and we are delighted to have him back.
“He has consistently shown his qualities on and off the field in the last three seasons, and I look forward to seeing him play an important role this season.”