County news January 26, 2010

Worcestershire confirm Cameron signing

Cricinfo staff

Worcestershire have signed James Cameron, an attacking left-hand batsman and medium pace bowler, on a two-year contract. A British passport holder, Cameron was born in Zimbabwe and was the contemporary of the likes of Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya and Sean Williams in the Zimbabwe Under-19 side in 2004.

"I have always dreamed of being a professional cricketer and I am thrilled to take up this opportunity with Worcestershire," said Cameron, who has spent the last four years playing A grade cricket for University CC in Perth. "I see it as a real challenge and cannot wait to come over in a few weeks time."

Worcestershire's director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, added: "I am delighted with this signing. James has been highly recommended by people I respect and was scouted by Matt Mason on a recent trip home to Perth. We look forward to him arriving in March to prepare himself for the new season."

Cameron will join a Worcestershire squad which has spent the winter re-grouping after the departures of Steve Davies, Gareth Batty, Stephen Moore and, most recently, Kabir Ali from the county. Despite the disappointments of last season, Rhodes insisted the team remains upbeat. "I detect a really good spirit within the squad and real anticipation for the forthcoming season," he said.