back icon
safari
28 Oct 2020 | 07:26 AM
authorAFP
South Africa's De Lange signs for Somerset
He will be available to play in all formats for Somerset as their overseas player

Somerset have signed South African fast bowler Marchant De Lange on a two-year contract, the English county announced Tuesday.

The 30-year-old, who made the last of his 12 international appearances for the Proteas in 2016, already has county experience after four seasons with Welsh club Glamorgan.

He will be available to play in all formats for Somerset as their overseas player.

But the southwest side, runners-up to Essex in the final of this year's Bob Willis Trophy -- created after the coronavirus delayed the start of the English season -- will hope De Lange can be effective in first-class cricket as they try to win a maiden County Championship title. 

"It is a huge privilege for me to be joining Somerset and I can't wait to start my journey with such an ambitious and proud club," De Lange told Somerset's website.

"I am very excited at the prospect of being part of a formidable team and striving towards winning multiple competitions and silverware."

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry added: "Marchant's skill, experience and ability to bowl at express pace will complement our bowling group perfectly.

"He has the proven ability to take wickets and positively change and influence games across all formats and I believe he will be a great fit for our environment."

Share
Tags
Marchant de LangeSouth AfricaEnglandSomerset
Related Articles
NEWS
County Championship to begin in 2021 in a group-stage format
The 18 first-class counties have agreed to a revised structure for the 2021 men’s first-class season
AFP
17 Oct 2020
NEWS
Pakistan's Babar rejoins Somerset for T20 Blast
In his first season with Somerset, Babar compiled 578 runs at an impressive average of 52.54
AFP
29 Aug 2020
ONTHISDAY
Somerset declare at 1/0 in a one-day game
On this day in 1979, one of the most unique instances in a limited-overs fixture occurred
Pramod Ananth
24 May 2020
NEWS
Somerset cancel Philander deal
Philander played his last Test in January and was set to feature for Somerset after signing a Kolpak deal with the club
AFP
11 May 2020
NEWS
Wade not to play for Somerset due to injured knee
The 32-year-old had been scheduled to pad-up for the first half of the English summer, but said Cricket Australia had told to him to recuperate
AFP
19 Mar 2020
NEWS
Pujara signs short-term deal with Gloucestershire
The Indian batsman will only be available for the first six matches of the English County Championship starting April 12
PTI
19 Feb 2020
NEWS
Somerset agree personal terms with South Africa's Philander
The Proteas paceman had already confirmed his availability for the English county
AFP
29 Dec 2019
NEWS
Kyle Abbott takes 17 wickets to send records tumbling
It is the best match figures in first-class cricket for 63 years
AFP
19 Sep 2019
NEWS
Murali Vijay to play for Somerset
Vijay will be available for the final three county matches of the season
PTI
26 Aug 2019
NEWS
Trescothick to retire at the end of season
Trescothick made his debut for Somerset in 1993
AFP
27 Jun 2019
Cricket like never before
Term of use
Privacy Policy
Cookies Policy
Follow us on
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved