Cricket

Gibbs set for Yorkshire stint

2010-02-22 12:40
Joining Yorkshire (File)

London - Veteran South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs is to play Twenty20 cricket for Yorkshire from June, the English county announced on Monday.

Gibbs, who has played 245 one day internationals and international T20 matches for his country, will join the county for the duration of their campaign in the Friends Provident Trophy.

"I've always enjoyed playing cricket in the UK and have very good memories of Headingley as I got my first World Cup hundred there in 1999," the 35-year-old said.

"I'm really looking forward to playing over there and I'll hopefully help to lead the troops towards some sort of success. I hope we'll have some good weather and we can treat the home spectators to some very entertaining cricket."

Yorkshire's Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon, added: "Herschelle will add power, runs and experience to our batting line-up in this year's T20 competition and he is also a fine fielder.

"He's a vastly experienced international cricketer with the ability to win matches on his own if he hits his best form. I'm looking forward to seeing him play for Yorkshire this year and I'm sure our members and supporters will enjoy Herschelle's style of cricket too."

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