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Cameron Bancroft joins Somerset for early season County Championship stint

Bancroft was resulting from be Somerset’s abroad participant in 2018 however had his contract terminated weeks earlier than the beginning of the season, and was changed by his compatriot Matt Renshaw.

But he has now signed a deal that may see him play the primary 4 Championship video games of the season, filling in because the membership’s second abroad participant – alongside Peter Siddle – earlier than Matt Henry’s arrival in May.

Somerset have harm considerations over their captain Tom Abell (facet) and Tom Banton (finger) heading into the brand new season. Bancroft, the main run-scorer as Western Australia gained the Sheffield Shield final week, will act as cowl.

“We are pleased to have secured a player of Cameron’s quality for the opening matches of the campaign,” Andy Hurry, Somerset’s director of cricket, stated. “With Matt Henry joining us later in the season we were keen to secure the services of a proven player for the opening four fixtures.

“With a few our batters at the moment recovering from harm, we noticed this as a possibility to solidify our batting line up at a time of the yr when runs might be at a premium.

“During his recent spells within county cricket he has proved himself to be extremely proficient in English conditions and we are looking forward to adding his quality to our dressing room for those initial Championship matches.”

Bancroft will hope {that a} robust begin to the season places him in competition for a Test recall, having most just lately represented Australia throughout the 2019 Ashes.

He has beforehand performed county cricket for Durham and Gloucestershire. It is known he was additionally in talks with Yorkshire over a possible stint early this season, however opted for Somerset as a substitute.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the time that I’ve spent playing in England, and I’m excited to be heading back there with Somerset, Bancroft said. “They are an excellent membership who need to problem in all codecs once more this yr.

“I hope that I can help contribute to Somerset making a good start to the season in their pursuit of their County Championship goal. It would mean a huge amount to me to play a part in the 2023 team making history.”



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