Dalrymple rejoins Middlesex from Glamorgan
2:11am Saturday 16th April 2011 in Gwent cricket
THE all-rounder Jamie Dalrymple has rejoined Middlesex for the current season.
The Kenya-born 30-year-old has spent the last three seasons at Glamorgan as captain, twice narrowly missing out on promotion to the LV= County Championship Division One and is set to debut for Middlesex against the Welsh County in the Friends Life T20 on June 3.
Dalrymple, who resigned from Glamorgan as a player last November, after being replaced as captain by incoming South African Alviro Petersen, has played 27 one-day internationals fo England.
"I am delighted to have Jamie on board this season," Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser told the club website.
"Jamie is a fine cricketer and he will strengthen our squad. He is a natural leader who brings experience and know-how - qualities we have been short of in recent times.
"Jamie's departure from Glamorgan occupied most of his winter and it is only recently that he has been able to focus fully on cricket. At a pinch we could have rushed Jamie's return so that he was available for the start of the season, but I did not think this was right.
"The departure of Owais Shah has left us with one fewer experienced, destructive match-winning middle order batsmen in limited over cricket, and we believe Jamie can fulfil that role.
"He bowls good off-spin and is a magnificent fielder. I believe the arrival of Jamie gives our squad an excellent balance of experience and youth."