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Wright, Willey and Fuller to play in NZ

County players Luke Wright, David Willey and James Fuller have signed to represent Auckland Aces in New Zealand’s domestic Twenty20 competition, the HRV Cup, this winter.

England limited-overs all-rounder Wright, of Sussex, played for Wellington Firebirds in the 2010-11 HRV Cup as part of his experience in various T20 tournaments.

Northamptonshire's Willey is an emerging all-rounder who was man of the match as the Steelbacks won this year’s Friends Life t20.

Gloucestershire seamer Fuller was part of the Otago Volts squad that won the HRV Cup last season.

Wellington have also re-signed Australia all-rounder Brad Hodge, who has represented Durham and Leicestershire.

Auckland coach Matt Horne said: "To secure these guys for the HRV Twenty20 is really huge for us.

"All of them are proven Twenty20 performers and each one gives us something different. We think they'll provide us with some real strike power and we're looking forward to them joining us from November.''

Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego is another county player set to feature in the HRV Cup as part of spending the next three months with Central Districts on a deal signed in mid-September.

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