Monday 22 February 2010 

Yorkshire Snap Up Gibbs For Twenty20 Campaign

Yorkshire Snap Up Gibbs For Twenty20 Campaign
Yorkshire Snap Up Gibbs For Twenty20 Campaign
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Yorkshire have signed big-hitting South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs to play in the Friends Provident t20 competition later this year.

Gibbs will join the club as their second overseas player alongside Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris for the Twenty20 competition, and the batsman will be available from 10th June until the end of Yorkshire's campaign.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing cricket in the UK and have very good memories of Headingley as I got my first World Cup hundred there in 1999," Gibbs told Yorkshire Radio.

"I’m really looking forward to playing over there and I’ll hopefully help to lead the troops towards some sort of success. I hope we’ll have some good weather and we can treat the home spectators to some very entertaining cricket.”

35-year-old Gibbs, a veteran of 90 Tests, 246 One-Day Internationals and 20 Twenty20 Internationals, has scored 1627 Twenty20 runs with a highest score of 98 playing for South Africa, Cape Cobras, Glamorgan, Western Province Boland and the Deccan Chargers.

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