Banbury Clinch Signing of Aussie Ace Tim Paine

Banbury Cricket Club has secured the signing of Autralian International and Hobart Hurricane Tim Paine for the 2015 season.

The 30 year old Keeper-batsman has played 31 times for Austalia in all formats scoring 7 fifties and a hundred against England in an ODI at Trent Bridge. This season he is Tasmania’s leading batsman in One Day Cricket and also played some exciting innings for the Hurricane’s in this years Big Bash League, including 55 from just 25 balls vs Brisbane Heat.

Tim will, subject to Visa and Registration clearance, represent Banbury in the Home Counties Premier League as well as coachign the Club’s women’s section as they continue their journey up the leagues in the Midlands division. He will also perform some coaching in local schools.

Tim\’s pedigree makes him arguably the club’s highest profile player to date, as he joins the likes of Neal Radford, Paul Taylor, Syd Lawrence (all England) and Craig Haupt (SA U19’s) on this list of players with international experence who have represented the club.

Club secretary Jimmy Phillips commented:

\”We are absolutely deligted to have been able to bring Tim to the club. The excitment it has generated among the players has been fantastic and given everyone a lift ahead of the new season.

We are also please tim will be able to add to the local cricket community by providing some coaching.

We look forward to welcoming Tim and his partner to the town in late April, and I am sure our members will help them to feel part of our great club straight away”

Banbury also confirmed the signing of Oxfordshire Pace-man Karl Penhale this month, in another move to strengthen the hand of in coming skipper Luke Ryan. Karl will add to the club both on and off the field, as he is known for his whole hearted performances with both ball and bat.

We hope there should be more signings to follow, so stay tuned!

Banbury would like to thank for their help with securing the signing

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