Gibbs set for Yorkshire stint

2010-02-22 12:40

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."


  • John - 2010-02-22 13:11

    Cheers boy , you really never lived up to your potential. Will always remeber you for dropping the "world cup" MR show boat. Remeber to have a few beers and some lap dances.

  • barry - 2010-02-22 13:29

    Gibbs "The Brainless one" should now retire. Stick to the beers and drinking and driving. You really useless . Remeber you "dropping the world cup" remeber steve waugh in the semi final of the worl cup you loser? Your ego was always bigger than your talent Mr Vain.

  • kurt - 2010-02-22 13:51

    @John, You will have to remember your beloved Hansie for that as we al know that he's the one who sold us out in that match. Go Herschelle, you a legend and the most flamboyant batsmen SA ever produced. F@ck SA cricket, only concentrate on making money now.

  • Burgiesburnin - 2010-02-22 13:54

    The British police will love him. They will have a cell for him reserved every night. Drink driving is almost a hanging offence in England, he will be easy meat. Not to mention all the other crap that this guy gets involved in. The ego will soon be gone.

  • Thabo Mofutsanyana - 2010-02-22 13:56

    if there is a culture South Africans, both black and white, need to adopt and do so fast is appreciation and talking up-our country and countrymen. Gibbs had a less than perfect personal life but my word he served his country well. remember the historic record-breaking innings at the Wanderas against Australia? Who was at the forefront of that amazing comeback by the Proteas and there countless matches when Gibbs played pivotal innings for SA but more than just that, he trully entertained. I dare say there is no one in the current Proteas lineup (world cricket even with the likes of Gilchrist gone) who can entertain like Gibbs did. So people before you write up your negative comments try and find some good and say iets about it first.

  • Jerry - 2010-02-22 13:56

    Damn you are cruel, I think Gibbs is one of the most unpredictible players in the game. Any bowler runnning up to bowl to Gibbs is always in two minds, whether to bowl safe or go for the out, cause Gibbs can destroy any bowling attack. Herchelle go and enjoy ur cricket in Yorkshire.

  • Ntu - 2010-02-22 14:00

    Thanks for the time you represented us and you represented us with pride. Enjoy ur time in Yorkshire. I'm proud to be a South African in your playing days.

  • Grunter - 2010-02-22 14:07

    Never mind the ignorant comments from the barry's & john's out there Gibbs, your amazing cricket reputation speaks for itself. Soos party van ons sal se "hulle kry a sommer groot pyn vir jou" - They wish they were like you and that they've achieved the successes you have. Your personal issues are just that... personal. Go & enjoy your county cricket stint.

  • iambroutjie - 2010-02-22 14:11

    John and barry, you sound rather bitter for 14yr olds. Grow up.

  • Francois - 2010-02-22 14:20

    Can't wait to see him back in action next year in our domestic season! He still has a few seasons in him. Such talent and energy. Who can ever forget the magical 175 to setup the win in the best ODI ever :)

  • kurt - 2010-02-22 14:21

    You must remember youre beloved Hansie for that one, selling us out during the world cup. You should remember that it was Gibbs batting from that got the poesteas to where they were in any case. Go Gibbs you the most flamboyant batsmen ever produced by SA and is a true legend. Forget about SA cricket and chase the money. Thanks for all the memories.

  • tommy - 2010-02-22 14:24

    Good luck Herschelle, show those English some of your awsome talent, something that we are quick to forget ( the S.A. Saint's association ). while you're blazing away we'll attend Zuma's conference on morals

  • Sports Fan - 2010-02-22 14:27

    It is so sad that as South Africans we have so little good to say about each other let alone our sports men and women - until someone says it about ourselves. With repsect to the two gentlemen, pity we have not heard about your sporting prowess but then again they would not remember Herscelle Gibbs playing 1st class cricket at the age of 16. Please go back to sleep you Rips van Winkel!

  • Gert D - 2010-02-22 15:09

    Barry and John can you pricks please tell us what planet you're from. Gibbs is and has always been the most talented and explosive batsman SA has ever produced. SA cricket without Gibbs is just not cricket.Please - if you wanna talk about brainless please refer to your beloved cheat Hansie.

  • Rudi - 2010-02-22 15:37

    John and Barry, you sound like those typical guys that has never achieved anything and are just bitter people... have you 2 never done anything wrong or made a wrong busines call (prob working for some crap salary somewhere). Go Herschelle, you are a awesome cricket player!!!

  • Cricket Fan - 2010-02-22 16:11

    John & barry you guys are real @rseholes. Go Gibbs, One of the best entertainers in cricket. Donald & Klusener lost the world cup for SA

  • Rico - 2010-02-22 16:27

    Time the selectors take good stock of AB ... if he does not score in this series he needs to get the chop! He has been playing K@K with the bat lately, and he has been selected as a batter in the first place. He keeps k@k wicket too, better he fields in the inner ring or in the slips. Time to drop his ass if he don't perform soon, preferable performing under pressure. Cause thats what we need when World Cup comes around next year. Johan Botha and Albie Morkel?? What da hell are they doing there? Albie is no Lance Klusener, nor was Justin Kemp. Wannabe big hitters. They did not have the consistent success ol' Klusebal used to have. SA need to find someone truely like ol' Lancey, or they should change their game plans. They say Harris can't even turn a doorknob, Johan Botha aint much better. I liked Roelof, but ya dunno what he is up to these days. Especially when he pulled that boerboel face of his. Did someone put him in the doghouse? We need to blood a young wikkie soon, to succeed Boucher. He need to slot into the team straight after the World Cup, cause I think Bouch (and maybe Kallis) is planning to retire then. Corrie and Kepler better catch a wake up soon, or this team is going to be flushed down the toilet very soon. I STILL don't get it how ALL three left handers faired k@k throughout the test series, while Kepler is the batting specialist coach and a left hander himself. What a joke. I'll be watching the top left-hander batsmen's progress keenly ... Kepler het mos grootbek agter die mikrofoon, kom ons kyk wat hy rerig kan uitrig! At least while Mickey was coach we sort of shed our tag as a team who can't play spin. Only Kallis and Amla have shown they can, but since these two knobs took over the team has been handling spin pretty k@k. Our ability in that regard has taken a quick nosedive. It comes down to proper gameplans again. Players have no clue, probably cause the coach(es) don't have a clue themselves. Over and out, Rico

  • dougie - 2010-02-22 16:36

    Gibbo, you're a legend in your own time. What a player!!! Good luck and have a blast. Ignore the likes of Barry and John who couldn't see you play at your best as they have obviously been busy looking for a cure for their erectile dysfunction.

  • bulawayo-based-bok - 2010-02-22 21:58

    @rico there was one......his name was Craig kieswetter, he is now "english"!!!!!!!!!

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  • RLS - 2010-02-23 10:04

    How can so many of you be so negative about this super batsman!? No one seems to remember his 6 sixes off one over .... how many cricketers have done that? Go Gibbs but come back soon, the Proteas are still going to need you!

  • Cornelius - 2010-02-23 13:38

    Gibbs was an average cricketer, sure he could destroy any bowling lineup on any given day, but lets be honest, he was much to inconsistent, to average 35 in 245 odi's really is not that good, i enjoyed his good knocks, but he had me swearing a few times, we should drop price and duminy and AB as well, we have got such good cricketers in our domestic league, why don't we play them?, i wish somebody can tell me how in their right mind can you select Loots Bosman????, he avarages 25 in about 100 first class matches, how do you want him to open for our national team??, how can you not select Amla for the ODI?'s, and don't even get me started on Albie (not talent) Morkel or Johan (1 delivery) Botha..... personally this would have been my ODI team (and even test matches for that matter) 1.I.Khan 2.R.Peterson 3.H.Amla 3.C.Ingram 4.J.Kallis 5.J.Rudolph 6.H.Khun 7.W.Parnel 8.M.Morkel 9.D.Steyn 10.R.Theron 11.I.Tahir, i truly feel this is a very well balanced team and i believe we can take any team apart with these guys, H.Amla for Captain

  • Kej - 2010-02-23 14:03

    I guess barry and john realised they are the only @holes around. No further comment from them. go gibbs

  • John - 2010-02-23 16:14

    Gibbs my boy , I will bring the grass so that we can smoke the happy pipe boet. And this time do not forget to throw the match as you promised Hansie but forgot 2 . What an idoit

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