Somerset have announced the signing of all-rounder Jim Allenby from Glamorgan for the next season.
— Somerset Cricket (@SomersetCCC) November 18, 2014
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:
Very excited to be joining @SomersetCCC.Have always loved playing at Taunton and look forward to a few trophies(and ciders) in next 3 years!
— jimallenby (@jimallenby) November 18, 2014
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.
— Glamorgan Cricket (@GlamCricket) November 18, 2014