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Dane Paterson extends Nottinghamshire CCC stay

Dane Paterson extends Nottinghamshire CCC stay
Dane Paterson extends Nottinghamshire CCC stay

Dane Paterson has committed to Nottinghamshire for a further two seasons following a stellar 2022 campaign.

The fast bowler picked up 75 all-format wickets during the course of the summer, (12 List A, 7 T20, 56 County Championship), surpassing the tally of 70 he achieved in 2021.

His haul with the red-ball came at an impressive average of 22.35, with a strike-rate of a wicket every 43 balls. Against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge, the former South African international claimed career-best figures of 8-52.

That return saw him presented with Nottinghamshire’s LV= Insurance County Championship Player of the Season award, while he became the fastest bowler to 100 First-Class wickets for the club since Franklyn Stephenson in 1988, notching up the landmark in 22 appearances.

“I have loved every minute of my time at Nottinghamshire since arriving last year, and I'm glad to have been able to put in good performances for the team,” Paterson said.

“I know that you have to savour environments like this where everyone is on the same page and enjoying their cricket, and winning the Division Two title this year was reward for the efforts of all involved.

“I’m excited to return next year and continue on this journey together. We have got the ingredients to carry on being successful, so I am optimistic about what next summer may bring.”

Paterson, who has played two tests, four ODIs and eight IT20s for his native South Africa, will ply his trade for Western Province over the winter months before returning for the entirety of the 2023 campaign.

“Dane has proved hugely popular with his fellow players, as well as with members and supporters, and that's because of the way he carries himself and wears his heart on his sleeve,” said Head Coach Peter Moores

“His skill and potency with the ball have been remarkable, and it's a credit to him that he's sustained those high levels of performance and intensity across two campaigns.

“What you don’t see is some of the adversity; the way he plays through pain having picked up niggles, putting his hand up to bowl uphill or into the wind, and that he has spent extended time away from his family back home.

“He gives you exactly what you look for in an overseas player; someone who can make a difference on the field, but really buys into the culture of the dressing room and passes on his experience too.

“He has formed an excellent working relationship with Kevin Shine, and we're excited to have him back with us as we aim for success in Division One, and in both white-ball formats, next year.”