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All-rounder Jim Allenby exits Glamorgan for Somerset

Somerset have announced the signing of all-rounder Jim Allenby from Glamorgan for the next season.

Following a five-year stint with Glamorgan – Allenby, 32, has joined the Taunton club on a permanent deal, with Craig Meschede moving the opposite way on a season-long loan as part of the deal.

“I am delighted to be joining Somerset, which is a club I hold in extremely high regard. My aspirations are to win trophies and I am really looking forward to helping Somerset strive to achieve that objective,” he told the club’s official website.

The Australian-born – Allenby has a fantastic record in Division Two of the County Championship. He scored more than 900 first-class runs last season and took 52 Championship wickets.

He took twitter to express his happiness:

Meanwhile, Glamorgan have announced the contract extension of South Africa’s Jacques Rudolph, that will keep him at the county until the end of the 2017 season.

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