Somerset swoop for Ingram

  • Last Updated: June 11 2014, 14:32 BST

Somerset have signed South Africa batsman Colin Ingram as a replacement for Alviro Petersen, who has been called up for the Proteas' Test squad.

Colin Ingram: Has signed for Somerset
Colin Ingram: Has signed for Somerset

The LV= County Championship Division One leaders have acted quickly to bring in an international-class batsman to stand in for Petersen and Ingram will be available for all competitions during his five-week stay.

Ingram said: "I am really looking forward to joining Somerset. It will be my first experience of county cricket and I can't wait to experience the vibe around it which everyone talks about. Cricket-wise I just want to get stuck in and perform for the team and keep on delivering like Alviro has been doing."

Dave Nosworthy, Somerset's director of cricket, said: "Finding quality overseas replacements is really tough these days due the various international tour schedules and also the likes of the Caribbean Premier Leagues that are happening. Nevertheless we have managed to source one in Colin Ingram and I am looking forward to his arrival. Colin has represented South Africa predominantly in one-day internationals and will fit the gap perfectly left by Alviro.

"Colin is a quality player who will add real value to our team, and is also a quality person which is also crucial to our requirements as a team here at the County Ground."

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