Category Archives: South Africa

Adams further strengthens Surrey with Rudolph deal

Surrey’s signing of South African opening batsman Jacques Rudolph for the start of the 2012 season is further proof of the club’s ambition to be a major player in Division One of the County Championship following long years of underachievement … Continue reading

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Petersen signing a major boost to Essex, says Grayson

Essex head coach Paul Grayson is looking forward to working with Alviro Petersen, the South Africa Test opening batsman who has joined the county as an overseas player for the opening weeks of the 2012 season. “We are delighted to … Continue reading

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Morkel to join Gayle in Somerset’s T20 line-up

Albie Morkel has followed Chris Gayle in signing up for Somerset’s Twenty20 Cup campaign this summer. The 30-year-old fast bowling all-rounder has been recruited to replace fellow countryman Roelof van der Merwe, who had been set to join the county on … Continue reading

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Glamorgan confirm Petersen release from Kolpak deal

Glamorgan have confirmed that last season’s captain Alviro Petersen will not be returning to Cardiff as a Kolpak recruit in 2012. The county had hoped to re-sign Petersen after his 2,000-run contribution in all competitions last season. They have employed … Continue reading

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Philander signs for early-season Somerset stint

Somerset have agreed terms with exciting South African all-rounder Vernon Philander to become their overseas signing for the early part of next season. The club have been seeking a high-profile player to represent them during April and May. Another South African, … Continue reading

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Test call-up for Petersen snags Glamorgan plans

Glamorgan’s plans of re-signing Alviro Petersen as a Kolpak player have suffered a serious setback. The Welsh county had hoped to recruit last season’s captain again for next summer but Petersen has been recalled for the first match of a three-Test … Continue reading

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South Africa will be ready to topple England: Donald

Former Warwickshire paceman Allan Donald, one of the coaches who have played a part in turning England into the world’s number one-ranked Test nation, is already planning to topple them from their lofty perch. Donald was briefly England’s fast bowling coach … Continue reading

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Miller to be Durham’s sole overseas signing

Durham will restrict their overseas signings for this season to the little-known South African David Miller, who will join them for the duration of the Friends Provident t20. The county are also confident that Paul Collingwood will be fit to join … Continue reading

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World Cup: England-South Africa fallout

Thank the World Cup gods England weren’t playing India but the only team that’s nearly as bad as England when it comes to playing spin. India’s batsmen would have enjoyed these ultra-home conditions – the spin and bounce, the lack … Continue reading

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Pre-season tour to SA for Glamorgan

Glamorgan are embarking on a 12-day pre-season tour to South Africa next month. The Welsh county’s squad will head to Potchefstroom in mid-March – the base of the club’s new captain Alviro Petersen’s Highveld Lions. Glamorgan are billed to play … Continue reading

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