Katich signs for Lancashire

Simon Katich

Simon Katich

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Lancashire have signed Simon Katich as their overseas player for the 2013 season.

The 37-year-old spent a brief spell at Old Trafford during 2010 and will be available for the entire County Championship season as Lancashire bid for a return to Division One.

Katich, who has previously played for Durham, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Hampshire, made his Test debut for Australia against England in 2001, making a total of 56 Test appearances for his country.

Katich spent the 2012 season in his fourth spell at Hampshire, helping the club win the t20 and CB40 one-day titles.

In an official club statement, the left-hander said: "I'm delighted to be returning to Lancashire after a short stint there in 2010.

"Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone at Hampshire Cricket for all they have done for me. I leave with many great friends and fond memories.

"Lancashire are a proud club who I'm sure will be looking to head straight back up to Division One and I'm determined to play a big part in this happening.

"I enjoyed working with Peter Moores and Glen Chapple in 2010. Their professionalism and attention to detail was particularly impressive and I'm hopeful that with my experience, I can be a senior member of the squad and help a relatively young group in having a successful season in all forms of the game."

Cricket director Mike Watkinson added: "Simon is a quality performer and a top character.

"He knows our club and county cricket very well and has enjoyed an outstanding career, averaging over 50 in first-class cricket.

"Naturally, we are delighted to welcome him back to Old Trafford."

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11:43am Wed 14 Nov 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

That should read Lancashire have signed "former" Hampshire batsman Simon Katich as their overseas player for the 2013 season to be precise.
That should read Lancashire have signed "former" Hampshire batsman Simon Katich as their overseas player for the 2013 season to be precise. OSPREYSAINT
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2:44am Thu 15 Nov 12

Taupo bt says...

When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries.
How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King?
When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries. How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King? Taupo bt
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2:44am Thu 15 Nov 12

Taupo bt says...

When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries.
How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King?
When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries. How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King? Taupo bt
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11:56am Thu 15 Nov 12

sallyrdn says...

Taupo bt wrote:
When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries. How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King?
We do have lots of homegrown talent, Briggs,Vince et al. The nature of having an overseas signing is that they will come from overseas!!
[quote][p][bold]Taupo bt[/bold] wrote: When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries. How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King?[/p][/quote]We do have lots of homegrown talent, Briggs,Vince et al. The nature of having an overseas signing is that they will come from overseas!! sallyrdn
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2:25pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Red_Rock says...

sallyrdn wrote:
Taupo bt wrote:
When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries. How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King?
We do have lots of homegrown talent, Briggs,Vince et al. The nature of having an overseas signing is that they will come from overseas!!
Or the Isle of Wight of course!

As Del-Boy once said in "Only Fools and Horses" if you don't think the Isle of Wight is overseas try walking there!
[quote][p][bold]sallyrdn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Taupo bt[/bold] wrote: When will Hampshire produce home grown talent? We seemto employ far to many mercenaries. How about looking at Romsey's Jamie King?[/p][/quote]We do have lots of homegrown talent, Briggs,Vince et al. The nature of having an overseas signing is that they will come from overseas!![/p][/quote]Or the Isle of Wight of course! As Del-Boy once said in "Only Fools and Horses" if you don't think the Isle of Wight is overseas try walking there! Red_Rock
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