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    Hampshire sign Katich

    Great news! Hamshire have signed Simon Katich to join Shane Warne in as overseas players for 2003!! Man we're gonna tear up county cricket this summer.

    KATICH SIGNS FOR HAMPSHIRE
    Ralph Dellor - 17 December 2002

    Simon Katich, the 27 year-old Australian left-handed batsman and left-arm
    wrist spinner, will be Hampshire's second overseas player next season after
    signing a one-year contract. Shane Warne will captain the county providing
    he recovers from his shoulder dislocation sustained in the one-day
    international against England on Sunday, but Katich should prove to be a
    very useful addition to his resources.

    It was during the 1998/99 Australian season that Katich really emerged with
    statistics to confirm his rich promise when he scored 1,039 runs in the
    Sheffield Shield, including 115 in the final, to help Western Australia take
    the title. This earned him selection to tour Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe with the
    national side, but he went down with chicken pox while away and took some
    time to rid himself of the virus.

    He made an immediate impact when he played for Durham in the summer of 2000,
    scoring a thousand runs at an average in excess of 40 and, following another
    very successful season in Australia, was selected for the Ashes tour in
    England in 2001. He made his Test debut at Headingley when captain Steve
    Waugh was injured, and the following winter made his one-day international
    debut for Australia.

    A product of the Australian academy, he moved from his native Western
    Australia to New South Wales for the current Australian season and took
    three wickets to rip out England's middle order in the one-day match at
    Sydney prior to the start of the VB Series. He played in one first-class
    match for Yorkshire last season and three limited-overs games when Darren
    Lehmann was called away on national duty.

    Hampshire's director of cricket, Tim Tremlett, said: "We're delighted to
    have signed a player of Simon's calibre. He is familiar with English
    conditions and is very highly regarded.

    "Obviously the county is hoping he doesn't do a John Crawley and get into
    the national side after signing for us," he added.

    His first-class career to date sees his batting average standing at an
    impressive 48.31, with 16 hundreds, while in one-day cricket he averages
    36.81.
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    What they've failed to include is that he hasn't really been in great form for a while and didn't set Yorkshire on fire when he played for them late in the season for a game. Decent Signing though. But I really would rather see just one Overseas Player...just a pet hate really.
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    Basing him on just one game are you Rik?

    Good signing as he won't get called away.

    The question is, will Warne still be coming?

    Oh, and as for 2 overseas players, I for one am all for it.
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    Worcestershire have signed Hall and Lee


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    Which Lee? Brett or Shane?

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    Wes Hall and Stephen Lee, that fat snooker player?

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    LOL @ Bazza

    No, it's Bruce Lee and Stuart Hall of "It's a Knockout" fame!

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Basing him on just one game are you Rik?

    Good signing as he won't get called away.

    The question is, will Warne still be coming?

    Oh, and as for 2 overseas players, I for one am all for it.
    Nope, also an entire season with Durham. But he looked quite scratchy in that game for Yorkshire.

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    Originally posted by chris.hinton
    Worcestershire have signed Hall and Lee
    No actually - only Andrew Hall at this stage. The second player will be named soon, but it's my guess that the ACB wouldn't let Lee go - more likely to be Shoaib Akhtar.

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    Originally posted by Andre
    Originally posted by chris.hinton
    Worcestershire have signed Hall and Lee
    No actually - only Andrew Hall at this stage. The second player will be named soon, but it's my guess that the ACB wouldn't let Lee go - more likely to be Shoaib Akhtar.
    Hmmmmm, could be Donald...

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    Shoaib would only play once in every 3 games...

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    Katich and Warne will be a deadly combo (with bat and Ball they will both dominate the county championship )
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    Originally posted by age_master
    Katich and Warne will be a deadly combo (with bat and Ball they will both dominate the county championship )
    No...they won't...remember they play for Hampshire (sorry Bazz)

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    Yes but we also have Giddins, Mullally, Morris, Crawley, etc.

    Like I said, we're gonna tear up the county championship in 2003!


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