With Kent currently missing the bulk of their first XI team after a positive Covid test they have reached out to the Scottish trio of George Munsey, Calum MacLeod and Safyaan Sharif and signed them for the concluding stages of the T20 Blast.

The three all have experience in county cricket, particularly MacLeod who has previously played for Durham, Derbyshire, Sussex and Warwickshire. Munsey played for Hampshire last year and previously for Northamptonshire in 2015 and Leicestershire in 2019. He also played for Gloucestershire Second XI that year, showing his big hitting ability when he scored 147 in just 39 balls, bringing up his century in 25 balls and at one point hitting six sixes in an over.

Sharif has the least county experience having only played for Derbyshire in 2018.

They were put straight into action against Middlesex at Lord's last night. Whilst MacLeod and Munsey didn't succeed with the bat, scoring 7 and 10 respectively, Sharif made an immediate impact with the ball, taking 2-10 to help Kent record a thumping 77 run win.

They have one round robin stage match left at home against Sussex tomorrow. The quarter finals will not take place until August, but the three Scottish players will no doubt be hoping to impress enough to earn a longer term deal with the team.