Lancashire add Peter Siddle as overseas player for start of 2015

Peter Siddle has signed as Lancashire’s overseas player from the start of the 2015 season until the end of July primarily to play in the County Championship.

“I enjoyed my time in England last season with Nottinghamshire and when I heard of Lancashire’s interest I had no hesitation in speaking with Ashley,” Siddle said. “I am looking forward to playing my cricket at Emirates Old Trafford, which is such a fantastic international cricket ground.”

Since making his international debut in 2008, the 30 year-old has taken almost 200 wickets from 56 Tests at an average of 30.45 and is one of the few international bowlers with a hat-trick to their name – his coming against England in November 2010 at the Gabba when he dismissed Alastair Cook, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad in successive deliveries.

Siddle spent a season playing county cricket with Nottinghamshire last year, taking 37 wickets at an average of 31.48.

LCCC Cricket Director and Head Coach Ashley Giles said: “We are delighted to have brought in Peter Siddle to strengthen our bowling attack.

“Peter is a world class bowler with a tremendous pedigree and having him available for such an extended period will give our LV= County Championship campaign a real boost.

“He has previous experience of playing in English conditions and I am looking forward to him adding some additional quality to our squad.”

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