Sign New Overseas Player
County Cricket Club have signed Bradley Hodge, from Australian team
Victoria, as their new overseas player following the injury to Martin
28 year old right handed batsman passed the 1,000 run barrier in
the 2000-01 first-class season when he was a key player in the Bushrangers'
march to a second successive Pura Cup Final. More of the same run
scoring productivity was then revealed in 2001-02 when he shared
the Pura Cup Player of the Season Award with Queensland's Jimmy
broke his little finger during the Frizzell County Championship
match against Worcester in June.
Team Coach Martyn Moxon said: "Martin's injury was a big blow
for the team and with the games coming up we felt it would be better
to bring in a replacement rather than rush his recovery. Bradley
has a proven track record in Australia and I'm sure he will be a
great addition to the team."
Bill Midgley said: " The original prognosis was that Martin's
injury would take six weeks to heal and we wanted to give him every
chance to recover. However, four weeks into his recovery period,
it was clear that it would take another three weeks and with the
games coming up we decided it was unfair to rush Martin's recovery.
I'm thrilled Bradley has agreed to join us at such short notice."