County Cricket: Hampshire resign George Bailey on 2-year deal

Hampshire have reserved in Australian batsman George Bailey as the club’s abroad player on a two-year bargain. The 34-year-old has rejoined the club, for whom he played in 2013, and will speak to them in every one of the three organizations. He has likewise spoken to Middlesex and Sussex previously.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Hampshire for the next two years. I had a great time at the Ageas Bowl back in 2013 and I’m really excited about the progress the squad has made over the last few years. I’m looking forward to doing my bit to contribute to a successful period ahead with Hampshire Cricket,”

In three matches for Middlesex in the 2016 County Championship season, Bailey totaled 284 keeps running at 71.00 including a hundred and two half-hundreds of years. In spite of the fact that he last played a Test coordinate in 2014, Bailey remains an indispensable piece of Australia’s restricted overs setup and could miss games for Hampshire in June one year from now because of his Champions Trophy responsibilities with the national side.

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Hampshire’s Director of Cricket, Giles White said:

“George has an excellent record across all formats of the game, has captained his country and is highly regarded as a person. He made a lasting impression during his previous stint with us and we are delighted to have him at Hampshire for the next couple of years,”

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