Worcestershire Boost Bowling Ranks With Whelan Signing

Worcestershire have further bolstered their bowling ranks with the signing of Middlesex seamer Chris Whelan. The 21-year-old right-arm fast bowler made his debut for Middlesex in 2004 and although he has played just eight matches, he has shown enough promise for Worcestershire to sign him up for a two-year period. Steve Rhodes, Worcestershire Director of Cricket commented, "I have been aware of Christopher's talents for a couple of years and am delighted that we have been able to sign such a young talent who I believe has a good future ahead of him. We are delighted he has decided to join us and further strengthen our depth of seam bowling at the Club." Whelan becomes the second seam bowler to join in the close season, following Gareth Andrew of Somerset, and Whelan himself said: "I see this move as a great opportunity to establish my career in first class cricket with a team that is clearly ambitious. I am really looking forward to moving to Worcester and help the team secure more silverware following the success in the NatWest Pro40 this year. I will be spending much of the winter in Sydney and cannot wait until March when I should be fit and raring to go." © Cricket World 2007
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