James Tredwell: Kent and England spinner joins Sussex on loan

Sussex have signed England off-spinner James Tredwell on loan from neighbours Kent for a month.

The 32-year-old will play for the county in the Championship and the loan could be extended.

He will continue to play limited-overs cricket for Kent and they have the right to end the loan early should they need him in the Championship.

"It's a great opportunity for me to join up with a club like Sussex who I have admired for a long time," he said.

"I've played with a lot of the guys over the years and I'm really looking forward to getting some red ball cricket under my belt."

Tredwell remains a regular member of England's one-day and T20 sides, but his only Test appearance came in 2010.

Tredwell in numbers

  • Tredwell has taken 355 first-class wickets at an average of 35.83, including five wickets in an innings on 12 occasions and 10 in a match three times. His best figures are 8-66.
  • He has 237 wickets for the county in 50 and 40 overs cricket, with best figures of 6-27.
  • In T20 matches, he has taken 101 wickets for Kent with an impressive strike-rate of 23.6

Tredwell has taken 355 first-class wickets, but was replaced in the Kent side by fellow off-spinner Adam Riley after the opening Championship game of the summer.

Riley had picked up 19 wickets from six games at an average of 29 prior to the start of Kent's fixture against Glamorgan on Sunday.

Last month Tredwell said that playing so much limited-overs cricket had affected his form with the red ball.

"Sometimes you have to employ different skills in one-day cricket than you do in four-day," he explained.

"Perhaps certain habits from playing one-day cricket tend to creep in sometimes and you have got to iron them out."

Tredwell has played for Kent throughout his career, making his first-class debut for them in 2001 and captained the side last summer before deciding to give up the role.