Cameron Delport signs T20 deal with Essex

Cameron Delport (Gallo Images)
Cameron Delport (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Essex County Cricket Club announced on Wednesday that South African batsman Cameron Delport has signed for the 2019 and 2020 T20 Blast campaigns.

The 29-year-old will join the Eagles for a two-year stint from July 1 and will be available for finals day at Edgbaston on September 21 - should Essex advance that far into the competition.

"I'm so happy to be joining Essex. The club has such an amazing history and tradition so I'm proud to be given the opportunity to get involved," Delport told the county's website.

"There is a strong squad at Chelmsford and I hope to play my part in getting the Eagles to Finals Day come September. I can't wait to get started."

Delport has featured for franchises all around the world, including Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash, Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

Delport previously played for Leicestershire Foxes during the 2016 season and scored 694 runs in their T20 Blast campaign, with his top score of 109* coming at Trent Bridge.

"We identified early on that we needed to add another batsman to the squad for the Vitality Blast and with all of his experience, Cameron fits the bill perfectly," said Essex head coach, Anthony McGrath.

"He's excelled in the global competitions and it's a good match for both the Club and the player. We're excited about the firepower he can add to the side and I’m sure he will excite the Chelmsford crowd."

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