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Somerset sign Aussie bowler

Somerset County Cricket Club have signed Australian fast bowler Dirk Nannes for the entire T20 Blast campaign.

Nannes has played for Middlesex, Nottinghamshire and Surrey as well as representing Australia in T20 Internationals.

The left arm fast bowler has also spent time with Dehli Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Somerset director of cricket Dave Nosworthy said: "We are really excited to have signed Dirk for the NatWest T20 Blast after what has been a rather lengthy and tough search.

"We have always been intent on trying to find a quality international player who was prepared to commit to the entire competition.

"Dirk fits the bill on both counts. Having previously worked with Dirk I know that he is a very good team man and I have no doubt his off field contributions will be just as important as his on-field performances."

Nannes added: "As an outsider, I've always been envious of the long and continued success that Somerset as a club seem to achieve."

"It will be good to have the shoe on the other foot, and I will hopefully be able to contribute to a nice winning streak. I am now living very close to Taunton, so it feels like I'll be playing for my local team."