Kiwi invasion

From the Daily Telegraph:

County supporters, brace yourselves for the second wave of the Kiwi invasion. Now that their tour of duty in South Africa is finished, the New Zealanders have no more commitments for months, which makes them doubly attractive to all the anxious counties who have lost their overseas players to Australia’s A tour.

The four men already signed up are captain Stephen Fleming (Nottinghamshire), Daniel Vettori (Warwickshire), Hamish Marshall (Gloucestershire) and James Franklin (Glamorgan). Now Nathan Astle (Lancashire), Jacob Oram (Kent) and Lou Vincent (Worcestershire) are on their way over to join them. We are well on the way to getting the full team. The one major player missing is Shane Bond, who is – as usual – injured.

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