County news February 19, 2010

Daryl Tuffey to join Yorkshire

Cricinfo staff

Yorkshire have secured Daryl Tuffey, the New Zealand fast bowler, as cover for their overseas player, the Australian Ryan Harris, who will be busy with the IPL during the early part of the county season.

"It's a great opportunity to develop my game," Tuffey said. "I haven't played county cricket before and it's always something I've wanted to do. I'm looking forward to the challenge and I'm sure I'll enjoy it."

Tuffey, 31, has a decade of international experience, having played 25 Tests and 85 ODIs. He regained his regular spot in the New Zealand team in both Tests and one-dayers last July after a two-year absence due to his stint with the unofficial ICL.

Tuffey will be part of the Yorkshire set-up until early May, when Harris will land in England after finishing the IPL. This will be Tuffey's first county stint.

"We felt it was important to have an experienced overseas bowler at the club in the period before Ryan Harris joins us," Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon said. "We have a young bowling attack and the knowledge and wickets that Daryl can provide us with will be vital if we are to get off to a good start in the County Championship."