Thursday 7 January 2010 

Cameron White Set For Somerset Return

Cameron White Set For Somerset Return
Cameron White Set For Somerset Return
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Big-hitting Australian Cameron White is set to return to Taunton and bolster Somerset's Twenty20 squad in the 2010 season, subject to availability.

White enjoyed a successful year with Somerset in 2006, scoring 1190 first-class runs as well as starring in One-Day and Twenty20 cricket while also taking over as captain when Ian Blackwell was injured.

He also played in 2007 under the captaincy of compatriot Justin Langer, helping Somerset earn promotion to the top divisions of both the LV County Championship and the now-defunct NatWest Pro40.

White, who has also tasted plenty of success as captain of Victoria, has played four Tests, 47 One-Day Internationals and eight Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

"Cameron looks likely to be available to play for us for most of the Twenty20 games, subject to permissions from Cricket Australia and a work permit from the Home Office, but we don't anticipate that being a problem," Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose told the club's website (www.somersetcountycc.premiumtv.co.uk).

"This summer England are playing a one day series against Pakistan and Australia after which he will become available for Somerset. This looks like being the first two weeks of June, the first two weeks of August, and maybe even the last two weeks of July.

"To have Cameron White as well as Murali Kartik in the same team is almost a dream combination. You have got a top class striker of a cricket ball who can also bowl leg spin and an international left arm spinner with a great one day record at the other end.
 
"Cameron really enjoyed the two years that he spent here and is looking forward to coming back to renew his acquaintance with the playing staff and the crowds.

"We really enjoyed having him here and he played some great innings', especially in the second year and are delighted at the prospect of him being with us in 2010."

Somerset, 2005 Twenty20 Cup champions, finished as runners-up to Sussex in the 2009 tournament which earned them a berth in the Champions League Twenty20, where they progressed to the second group stage.

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