Kent’s new overseas signing, the former West Indies batsman Brendan Nash, has received a seal of approval from former county batsman and one-time Middlesex coach Toby Radford.
Radford, 40, who masterminded Middlesex Panthers’ Twenty20 Cup success in 2008 and was previously head of the West Indies High Performance Centre based in Barbados, is now assistant coach to the full West Indies side.
Commenting on Kent’s new capture, Radford, who has replaced former Test keeper David Williams to become No 2 to head coach Ottis Gibson, said: “I’ve met and worked with ‘Nashy’ on a number of occasions in the past and I can tell you he’s a really solid player and a solid bloke to boot.
“He conducts himself really well, an ultra professional I’d say, and, if he can settle in early, I’d back him to do a really good job for Kent.” Radford was speaking from St Lucia, where the West Indies are currently taking on Australia.
Once he arrives in Canterbury, Nash will follow in the footsteps of John Shepherd and more latterly, Carl Hooper, two former stars from the West Indies who became St Lawrence legends through their immense on-field contributions to the club.