Zimbabwe news September 24, 2011

Dawson to play for Mountaineers

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire allrounder Liam Dawson has signed on as the overseas player for the Zimbabwe franchise Mountaineers.

Dawson, 21, scored 908 runs for Hampshire in the County Championship Division One at an average of 36.32 including two centuries and also picked up three wickets. Hampshire finished at the bottom of the points table and were relegated to the second division.

"I've never been over there [Zimbabwe] before but I've got to be prepared because there's extra pressure and responsibility as an overseas player," Dawson said. "You've got to prove that you're good enough to take their overseas place - there should be a few other players from England out there too."