Wednesday 20 December 2006 

Jason Gillespie To Be Yorkshire's 2nd Overseas Player

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club today announced that they have re-signed Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie for 2007 as the club’s second overseas player. Jason will rejoin his team-mates at Headingley Carnegie at the beginning of April 2007 in readiness for the county’s first match in the County Championship, away to Surrey at the Brit Oval on Wednesday 18th April. The Aussie will be joined by Younus Khan at Headingley Carnegie, (the first ever overseas player from Pakistan to play for the White Rose county), at the end of the Cricket World Cup in early May.

The Club welcomes Jason back for his second season and are keen to see him start where he left off, having finished with some very encouraging statistics. Since the Twenty20 campaign last season, Jason took 21 wickets at a very healthy average of 23 forging a very promising partnership with Deon Kruis which bodes well for the new campaign.

Chief Executive Stewart Regain said "We are delighted that Jason will be re-joining the club next season. His performance in the latter part of 2006 played a significant part in maintaining our Division One status and his work-rate, attitude and commitment to Yorkshire were exemplary. Jason is a model professional who always spends time with our younger supporters and is always willing to assist the club however he can. He is a great role model for our Academy players. With a young side taking to the field next season Jason's experience will prove invaluable and we are very pleased that he will be part of our squad."


Gillian McGuigan, Yorkshire County Cricket Club