Somerset confirm South African star will play in this years Friends Life t20 competition.

07:10 17 January 2013

South African cricketer Alviro Peteresn

South African cricketer Alviro Peteresn

Archant

Somerset may well be able to field both Alviro Petersen and Abdur Rehman in the Friends Life t20 this year, after confirming the South African batsman would be available for the competition.

Petersen had initially signed to play for the Cidermen for the opening half of the LV= County Championship season – but he has now extended his stay in Taunton until the end of July.

That will allow him to compete for Somerset in the FLt20, while the county also hope the international calendar allows them to field Pakistan spinner Rehman in the same competition.

He recently signed for the second half of the season.

Somerset coach Andy Hurry said: “Alviro will be available for the whole of the Twenty20, which is great news, but the situation with Rehman is dependent on confirmation of Pakistan’s Test series against West Indies. There is hope that the dates will overlap, so we can play both Alviro and Manny in the Twenty20.”

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:26
Sidmouth Town against Teignmouth. Ref shsp 16-17TI 9590. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Town Reserves defeated leaders Exmouth Amateurs 3-1 to go second in the Division One table.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:15
Football

East Budleigh made it back-to-back away wins last Saturday at Magelake Meadows, beating Culm by the odd goal in five, despite playing a the majority of the second half with just ten men, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:15
Football corner flag. Ref exsp 7253-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Budleigh Salterton under-13 girl’s returned to East Devon with a creditable 1-1 draw from their away fixture against Stoke Gabriel, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:14
Generic croquet. Ref shsp 8970-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth’s annual golf croquet championship for the Haste Cup was played out over the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:08
Budleigh Croquet Club held an open day for newcomers to try out the facilities. Geraldine O'Boyle takes a shot. Ref exb 3509-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Croquet Club held their first competition this season for club members.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:51
Sidmouth wicket keeper Matt Hewer celebrates a wicket against Taunton Deane. Ref shsp 16-17TI 9538. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth beat Taunton Deane by eight wickets in a low-scoring friendly on the Fortfield, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:42

In the April stableford at Lyme GC, the relatively benign conditions were not reflected in the results, where only two players bettered par.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35
golf generic picture

Honiton were pitched against a team from East Devon GC, for a mixed competition, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:24
Golf generic picture

Congratulations to Steve Unsworth and Ken Todd who defeated David Freeman and Andrzej Sobczak in the final of the seniors’ Winter Knockout, writes Carol Pye.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:48
Cricket - generic picture

Devon youth cricket officials have been given some help by one of their old boys, tracking down former players for a unique reunion.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon



Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications