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Durham Sign Second Overseas Player

Durham have signed South African fast bowler Dewald Pretorius as their second overseas player for 2003.

24-year-old Pretorius, who made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia in 2001/02, currently plays for South North in the ECB North East Premier League. He joins Australian Martin Love as the Club's second overseas professionals.

Dewald is looking forward to returning to the North East next year. He said: "This is a great opportunity for me to make a name for myself on the County Circuit and I will be giving Durham 110%".

Durham Chairman Bill Midgley is delighted to have secured the Club's two overseas professionals before the end of the season. He said: "We are delighted that Dewald has joined us, he will bring much needed experience to the team and his professional attitude and outlook will be a great help in the development of our young squad".

Dewald Pretorius Statistics:
Born: 6 December 1977, Pretoria, Transvaal
Major Teams: Free State, South Africa
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast

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