Worcestershire news August 23, 2011

Brett D'Oliveira signs for Worcestershire

ESPNcricinfo staff

Worcestershire have signed Brett D'Oliveira, grandson to Basil, from their academy on a one-year contract.

Brett D'Oliveira, a 19-year-old legspinner, will be the third generation of D'Oliveiras to play for the club. His father Damian had a 13-year career while grandfather Basil was a Worcestershire stalwart who also played 44 Tests for England.

Nick Harrison, a seamer also aged 19, signed as well. Worcestershire's coach Steve Rhodes said: "The two young lads are products of our Academy who have taken well to life as professional cricketers in 2011.

"Becoming full professionals is in response to the improvement both players have made during their scholarship year, both on the field with their cricket and their preparation off it. We look forward to welcoming them on the full professional staff."

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  • Alan on August 23, 2011, 13:22 GMT

    Good to see the D'Oliveira dynasty being maintained. Hope that Worcestershire give these young cricketers some games: it would make a refreshing change from some other counties who rely on signing established experienced players from other counties or overseas to fill their line-ups

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