Friday 29 January 2010 

Neil McKenzie Signs For Hampshire

Neil McKenzie Signs For Hampshire
Neil McKenzie Signs For Hampshire
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South African batsman Neil McKenzie has signed for Hampshire to play in the 2010 season on a Kolpak contract, the club has confirmed.

McKenzie, 34, made his Test debut in 2000 in Sri Lanka, later developing into an opening batsman, scoring 226 against Bangladesh in 2008 but has not played a Test since 2008.

Hampshire will become McKenzie's third county after stints with Durham and Somerset.

“The addition of Neil McKenzie to our strong squad is the last part of a carefully-planned process. His well-proven abilities will bring further resilience to our batting in all forms of cricket and I really believe that we now have a squad which will challenge for honours in all competitions. I am delighted that he has chosen to come here,” chairman Rod Bransgrove commented.

McKenzie added: "I’m really looking forward to playing for Hampshire. I know it’s a great club - one with great expectations of itself - and it will be exciting to be part of it.”

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