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Former South Africa opening batsman Alviro Petersen has agreed to sign a two-year deal with Lancashire.
Petersen, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, played for Somerset last season and scored 605 runs in 11 County Championship appearances at an average of 40.33.
“I feel that at 34 it is time for me to retire from international cricket and to move on with my career,” Petersen said. “I am delighted to be joining Lancashire County Cricket Club who are a massive club with some outstanding facilities at their Emirates Old Trafford home.
“In Ashley Giles they have a top coach who will move the county in the right direction.”
Speaking about the club’s decision to sign Petersen, Giles said: “We are delighted to bring a player of Alviro’s calibre to Old Trafford. His experience at the top of the order, both internationally and domestically, is second to none and he will bring outstanding quality to our batting unit.
“He is a player who is well respected within the game and his experience will be of immense benefit to our younger batsmen.”