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Peter Handscomb signs for Durham for the remainder of the season

Australia's Peter Handscomb in action

Durham Cricket is delighted to announce that Australian international cricketer Peter Handscomb has signed for the club for the remainder of the season and will feature in all formats.

Handscomb is well known on the international stage having represented Australia since 2016 in all three formats, most recently in the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.

The 28-year-old has been cleared for selection ahead of today’s T20 Blast fixture away to Worcestshire Rapids at New Road.

The middle-order batsman impressed for Victoria back in 2016, resulting in his call up for the Australian national side, in which he scored 54 on debut against South Africa.

The right-hand batsman is no stranger on the T20 scene having played in the Big Bash League (BBL) for the Melbourne Stars, Indian Premier League for the Rising Pune Supergiants and Yorkshire Vikings in the T20 Blast.

The Victorian born cricketer was selected for the Australian T20 side as wicketkeeper and went onto score a maiden century on his T20 debut in Australia’s win over India.

He will join up with Australian team mate D’Arcy Short for Durham’s T20 Blast campaign as Durham look to progress out of the North group and into the quarter finals.

Having played in the County Championship for Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, he will also feature for Durham in their promotion challenge as they look for promotion into Division 1 and will make his Championship debut against Leicestershire in August.

Durham Cricket’s Director of Cricket, Marcus North, said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter to Durham for the rest of the season.

“Peter is a well-known player across all formats of the game, so it is a great to be welcoming him to Chester le Street.

“He will add something extra to the dressing room as we look to push on for the rest of the season.

“He has proven he can score runs having excelled for Victoria in their domestic competition, so we are pleased to have him joining us at Durham.”

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