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Cameron White has re-signed as Northamptonshire’s overseas player for the 2013 Friends Life t20. The Australian represented the Steelbacks last season and was the sole positive in an otherwise disappointing campaign, hitting 262 runs in nine matches at an average of 57.
The 29 year-old last represented his country in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 but hasn’t played for them since. In the recently concluded Big Bash League, he struck 178 runs from nine matches for Melbourne Stars.
Overall, he has a strong record in Twenty20 cricket, with an average in excess of 30 and a strike rate the right side of 130, as well as reaching three figures on two occasions.
Northamptonshire chief executive David Smith said, “We are delighted to welcome Cameron back to the County Ground this season, especially after his contribution with the bat last year.”
Northamptonshire’s search for a main overseas player for 2013 has thus far been a fruitless one. They came close to signing South African seamer Rory Kleinveldt only for things to break down at the eleventh hour, and were initially hopeful of persuading the recently retired Mike Hussey to return to Wantage Road. Their best hope at the moment is former Australia seamer Trent Copeland, with a decision expected imminently.
In other county news, Somerset have announced the death of their former captain Brian Langford at the age of 76. Langford captained Somerset between 1969 and 1971 and holds the record for the most first-class games played for the county. He also holds the record for the most economical bowling figures in limited-overs cricket. He returned figures of 8-8-0-0 with his off-spin in a Sunday League game against Essex in 1969. Upon retirement, Langford was involved with the Somerset committee and was chairman of their cricket committee.
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