Nannes inks deal with Somerset

“I am now living very close to Taunton, so it feels like I’ll be playing for my local team”

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Former Australia pace bowler Dirk Nannes has inked a deal with Somerset to represent them throughout the upcoming NatWest T20 Blast.

Nannes is expected to play in Somerset’s first Twenty20 match against Gloucestershire in Bristol.

“As an outsider, I’ve always been envious of the long and continued success that Somerset as a club seem to achieve,” Nannes said. “It will be good to have the shoe on the other foot, and I will hopefully be able to contribute to a nice winning streak. I am now living very close to Taunton, so it feels like I’ll be playing for my local team.”

Somerset’s director of cricket Dave Nosworthy added: “We are really excited to have signed Dirk Nannes for the NatWest T20 Blast after what has been a rather lengthy and tough search. We have always been intent on trying to find a quality international player who was prepared to commit to the entire competition. Dirk fits the bill on both counts.

“Having previously worked with Dirk I know that he is a very good team man and I have no doubt that his off field contributions will be just as important as his on field performances.”

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