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Somerset have signed Netherlands batsman Tom Cooper as a non-overseas player for the 2015 county season.
Despite being born in New South Wales and playing most of his cricket in Australia, Cooper possesses a European passport since his mother is Dutch.
Even though he has represented the Netherlands in 23 ODIs and 15 Twenty20 Internationals, Cooper is hoping to use his stint at Somerset to try and play for Australia.
“I am really very pleased to have signed to play for Somerset,” Cooper, who is currently playing for South Australia in the country’s ongoing domestic season, said. “I have always wanted to play county cricket in England and have heard a lot about Somerset so I am looking forward to getting going in April.”
Somerset’s director of cricket, Matt Maynard, added: “It is really good news that Tom has joined us for this season. He is a highly regarded batsman with a really good track record in all forms of the game and will be a great addition to our squad.”