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Mennie can be part of all 3 codecs for Lancashire, barring the overall 3 Championship video games. © Getty
Lancashire signed Australia speedy bowler Joe Mennie for the 2018 season as part of their ultimate off-season signing, the membership showed on Wednesday (January 17). The membership have been looking out for a quick bowling useful resource after having been weakened by way of the exits of Kyle Jarvis and Ryan McLaren on the finish of the former season.
The South Australia participant, represents Melbourne Renegades within the Big Bash and can be part of all 3 codecs for Lancashire, barring the overall 3 Championship video games.
“I can’t wait to join up with Lancashire for the upcoming county season. It is a club that has a fantastic history and their elite programme and winning ambitions made the choice an easy one for my family and I,” Mennie mentioned. “I’m looking forward to working with Head Coach Glen Chapple and the rest of the coaching staff, meeting up the squad in April and playing my cricket this year at Emirates Old Trafford.”
Mennie’s efficiency up to now two Sheffield Shield seasons had been in particular just right with his chart-topping display coming via in 2016 the place he picked up 51 wickets at a mean of 21.21. He went directly to play two ODIs and a Test in opposition to South Africa in the similar yr.
“Joe is an experienced cricketer who has a very impressive first-class record for South Australia, whilst also playing for a number of different sides in the Big Bash,” Lancashire head trainer Glen Chapple discussed.
“It used to be actually vital that we introduced in a top quality in another country participant to the Club who has just right availability and that is precisely what we have were given with Joe as he’s going to be all for all 3 competitions all over the season.
“It used to be necessary that we strengthened our speedy bowling ranks throughout the squad after the departures of Kyle Jarvis and Ryan McLaren on the finish of ultimate season. We have now accomplished that with the signing of Joe (Mennie) and Graham (Onions) who will supplement our present staff of home-grown speedy bowlers.
“Joe will add quality to our squad and we believe his bowling style will suit English pitches and conditions. We’ve heard only good things about his character and personality and we’re confident that he will slot straight into the changing room when he arrives.”