Surrey County Cricket Club have signed South African batsman J.P. Duminy on a contract until the end of the season.
Duminy, 29, has played for South Africa in 17 Test Matches, 96 One Day Internationals and 42 T20 Internationals. He averages 50.79 in first-class cricket, having scored 5,029 first-class runs. He will join the club at the conclusion of South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka, replacing Ricky Ponting as the club’s overseas player.
The batsman will be making his first foray into county cricket and will be available for all six of Surrey’s matches in the LV= County Championship at the end of August and throughout September as well as the culmination of the Yorkshire Bank 40 and, should qualification be achieved, the knock phases of the Friends Life t20.
Duminy’s signing is contingent on him receiving the approval of Cricket South Africa to undertake his contract.
Speaking after the signing the deal, J.P. Duminy said: “I am really chuffed to have signed with a great club like Surrey. After my long ‘lay-off’ I just want to play and Surrey is a great wicket. I love the UK and I really look forward to working with Chris Adams and the rest of the team.”
Surrey Team Director Chris Adams added: “I am delighted that JP Duminy has agreed to join Surrey for what will no doubt be an exciting and important period of our season. We are happy to be welcoming him to the club and look forward to him making a big contribution during his time here.”