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Alviro Petersen confirms Essex stint

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February 12, 2012

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Alviro Petersen made his second Test century, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day, January 3, 2012
Alvrio Petersen will spend two months with Essex before facing England © AFP
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Alvrio Petersen, the South Africa batsman, has confirmed he will be joining Essex for the opening months of the 2012 English season ahead of the Test series against England which starts in July.

Petersen revealed his latest county stint on Twitter. "Delighted to have signed a short term contract with Essex CCC from the start of the season until mid June 2012."

Last season Petersen was Glamorgan's overseas player and captain, where he scored 2039 runs in all cricket, and had been lined up for a Kolpak deal for 2012 but his international recall against Sri Lanka put paid to that plan.

There had been suggestions that his relationship with Glamorgan didn't end well but Petersen denied that. "Just 2 put the record straight, I enjoyed my time with Glamorgan, and yes, would have wanted it to continue," he tweeted. "My agent gave Glamorgan a proposal which they didn't accept. Would have loved to join Glam!"

Petersen finished as the leading run-scorer in the SuperSport series, South Africa's domestic first-class competition, with 816 runs at 62.76 and will be expected to open the batting in the Test series against England having regained his place for the deciding match against Sri Lanka, in January, when he made 109 at Newlands.

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Posted by   on (February 13, 2012, 4:35 GMT)

yes,this is great news for alvero.before eng series

Posted by   on (February 13, 2012, 0:21 GMT)

This guy is going to be the SA trumpcard - you heard it here first! Getting dropped has him intensely hungry.

Posted by spence1324 on (February 12, 2012, 20:29 GMT)

Yet again another foreigner taking the place of an english youngster...

Posted by   on (February 12, 2012, 17:51 GMT)

Nice of Essex to get him into form to play against England!

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