Hampshire have signed South African-born batsman Johann Myburgh for the 2011 domestic cricket season.
The batsman is slated to travel with the team to the West Indies for the Caribbean T-20 tournament from 10th–23rd January and Myburgh will be available for selection in all forms of the game.
Myburgh was pleased with the development, saying, “I am very excited about joining Hampshire for the 2011 season. I will be joining a talented squad and look forward to working with the Hampshire players, coaches and support staff.”
The new recruit was the Canterbury Wizards' batsman of the season 2007/2008 and player of the season 2008/2009. At 17, he was the youngest to score a double-century in South African domestic cricket and has gone on to score more than 5000 first-class runs at an average of over 45.
Hampshire Manager Giles White said: “Johann is an exciting prospect for Hampshire Cricket and will add good depth to our squad for next season.”
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