Somerset confirm South African star will play in this years Friends Life t20 competition.

07:10 17 January 2013

South African cricketer Alviro Peteresn

South African cricketer Alviro Peteresn

Archant

Somerset may well be able to field both Alviro Petersen and Abdur Rehman in the Friends Life t20 this year, after confirming the South African batsman would be available for the competition.

Petersen had initially signed to play for the Cidermen for the opening half of the LV= County Championship season – but he has now extended his stay in Taunton until the end of July.

That will allow him to compete for Somerset in the FLt20, while the county also hope the international calendar allows them to field Pakistan spinner Rehman in the same competition.

He recently signed for the second half of the season.

Somerset coach Andy Hurry said: “Alviro will be available for the whole of the Twenty20, which is great news, but the situation with Rehman is dependent on confirmation of Pakistan’s Test series against West Indies. There is hope that the dates will overlap, so we can play both Alviro and Manny in the Twenty20.”

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

14:42
Parade des Figaros lors de l inauguration de la Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cachemire 2015 - Bordeaux le 22/05/2015

The Bank Holiday weekend marked a spectacular opening to the 46th edition of the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire in Bordeaux.

Read more
14:41

After their earlier success against Cornwall, Sidmouth’s level play golf croquet team entertained local rivals Budleigh Salterton on a blustery, showery day, writes David Butler

Read more
14:41

Visitors to this year’s popular Nunney International Horse Trials, which take place from June 19 to June 21, will be able to buy reduced priced tickets if they purchase them in advance via the website, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
14:40
Point to point generic picture

Darren Edwards has been runner up for the Devon and Cornwall jockeys’ championship twice in recent years but looks all set to lift that title for the first time this season, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
14:38
Ottery batsman Billy Ruldolph fell short of a hundred by just three runs against Uplyme on Saturday. Ref shsp 7241-22-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Excellent innings from burgeoning young talent, Billy Rudolph and former Premier League batsman, Mickey Wilkinson, coupled with a well-controlled bowling display, saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim a comfortable win over visiting Uplyme & Lyme Regis, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
14:38
Cricket - generic picture

Fielding a side containing eight teenagers when tackling opponents who, last season, plied their trade in the Premier Division was far from an ideal state of affairs for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI and accordingly, last weekend’s trip to Tiverton Heathcoat saw the Salston Field side slip to a heavy defeat, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
14:31
Colin Macklin and Bob Welsman at Honiton Golf Club

Sidmouth duo Colin Macklin and Bob Welsman enjoyed a visit to Honiton last week, writes John Barnard.

Read more
10:50
North Devon spinner Matt Dart was praised by his skipper

North Devon skipper Barney Huxtable claimed the 84-run defeat at Torquay doesn’t mean his side aren’t title contenders.

Read more
10:44

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Yesterday, 20:28
Cricket - generic picture

The Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club Community League continued over the Bank holiday weekend and saw victories for The Gentlemen, who defeated Withy Dads and also for the Robins, who saw off The Doctors.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family Notices 24


Devon's trusted business finder