Australian all-rounder Neser signs for Glamorgan

28 Oct 2020 | Cricket

Glamorgan Cricket is thrilled to announce that Australian Michael Neser has signed as an overseas player for the 2021 season.

Neser, 30, will play four-day and 50-over cricket for the club, and will feature for the Welsh county alongside his Australian and Queensland team-mate Marnus Labuschagne.

The seam-bowling allrounder has taken 186 wickets in 56 first-class matches, including four five-wicket hauls and last week scored a maiden first-class hundred for Queensland against Tasmania to go alongside his 11 career half-centuries.

In List A cricket, Neser has taken 61 poles with an economy rate of just 5.28, and has scored a century and a half-century.

He also played two ODIs for Australia in 2018 and was part of the touring squad for the 2019 Ashes series.

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Speaking on joining Glamorgan, Neser said: “I’m thrilled to sign for Glamorgan and play in Wales.

“I’ve played with a few guys who have played at Glamorgan – Charlie Hemphrey, Usman Khawaja, and especially Marnus – and they’ve had nothing but praise for the Club, the way things are done, the culture at Sophia Gardens and the friendliness of all the staff and locals.

“I’m still desperate to play county cricket after my spell this year was cancelled, so when I heard Glamorgan were interested I didn’t have to think twice.

“I’m keen to come over, showcase my skills, and do what I can to win games of cricket for Glamorgan. I’ve got those international ambitions, and I saw what playing for Glamorgan did for Marnus, and I’m hoping to do the same thing.”

Director of Cricket, Mark Wallace, added: “Michael is a high quality player and he’ll add a lot to the dressing room. He’s an experienced pro and he’s got international quality and ambition, and that desire to do well.

“His ability with both bat and ball makes him a very dangerous player at any moment in a game and we see him as one of the best bowling all-rounders in the domestic game anywhere in the world, and brings a great balance to our side.

“The young players will benefit from watching how he goes about his business, and I’m certain he’ll be a fan favourite very quickly. We can’t wait to see him out there at Sophia Gardens.”

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