Friday 25 April 2008 

Derbyshire Unveil Charl Langeveldt As Latest Signing

Derbyshire have signed South African international paceman Charl Langeveldt on a two year contract.

The 33-year-old fast-bowler has signed for John Morris’s side as a Kolpak player and goes straight into the Derbyshire squad for the Friends Provident Trophy match against Yorkshire at Headingley on Sunday.

Langeveldt is a veteran of 59 one-day internationals including two World Cup campaigns and has taken 82 wickets at an average of 28.46. His finest hour in international cricket came in 2005 when he took a sensational final over hat-trick to turn certain defeat into victory against the West Indies.

Also with six Test Matches to his name – taking 16 wickets at an average of 37.06 – Langeveldt has taken 228 first-class and 243 one-day wickets in over a decade at the top of the South African domestic game. His last international appearance came in March of this year and he was recently selected for the South Africa tour of India but pulled out of the trip.

Langeveldt arrives in the UK on the back of a sparkling Twenty20 competition in his home land which has seen him take 18 wickets in five matches for the Cape Cobras, including a hat-trick and a five-wicket haul. In all his 18 scalps came at an average of just 8.5 runs and in one day cricket he claimed 26 wickets at just 18.34.

Head of cricket John Morris said: "Charl is an excellent addition to our squad and brings real quality and experience to our side. He has proven ability at the highest level of the game and just as importantly is exactly the sort of character we are looking for.

"We have managed to bring him to Derbyshire ahead of several other options he had and we are delighted to have him on board."

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