Nottinghamshire sign Siddle for 2014 season

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“Nottinghamshire have an excellent pedigree and they’re keen to challenge on all fronts which really appeals to me”

Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle has signed with Nottinghamshire for the 2014 County Championship and Yorkshire Bank 40 season.

Siddle was allowed to sign with the English county as Australia are not scheduled to play any Test cricket during England’s domestic season.

“I’ve always wanted to spend a season in county cricket and this feels like the right opportunity at a time when Australia have no Test matches scheduled,” Siddle said. “Nottinghamshire have an excellent pedigree and they’re keen to challenge on all fronts which really appeals to me.”

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell was ecstatic to have “secured the services” of the Australian pace bowler.

“Peter was always our number one target and we’re very pleased to have secured his services,” Newell said. “He was very keen to join us and everyone that we have spoken to has endorsed him as a player and as a person. He’ll add a lot of quality to our ranks, he’ll be an excellent role model for the younger players in our squad and his wicket-taking ability will lift us.

“He has a track record of taking wickets all over the world and I’m hopeful that he can exploit the conditions at Trent Bridge. Our draws and batting bonus points kept us out of trouble last season but we need to find ways to win more four-day matches and strengthening our seam attack is our best method of doing that.”

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