Henriques fills in for North
Australia limited-overs all-rounder Moises Henriques will be Glamorgan’s overseas player for the first month of the competitive season before being replaced by countryman Marcus North.
Henriques, whose two one-day internationals and single Twenty20 international came in 2009, will fill in for North, whose arrival on a two-summer deal has been delayed by the impending birth of his second child. North’s season with Wester Australia already appears to be over due to a finger injury.
Henriques made his senior debut in January 2006 and has a first-class batting average of 29.92 and bowling equivalent of 31.38 with his seamers. He is set to play for Glamorgan in their first five competitive games - all in the LV= County Championship - and their pre-season fixture with Oxford MCCU.
The 25-year-old was man of the match in January’s Big Bash T20 final, principally thanks to his 41-ball 70 for the victorious Sydney Sixers, and is well known to Glamorgan Cricket head of elite performance Matthew Mott from his time as head coach of New South Wales.
Mott said: “I am delighted that Moises will be joining us for the first part of the season. The 2012 fixtures will see us play nearly a third of our championship matches within the first five weeks of the season.
“Given the probability of bowler-friendly conditions, we have opted for an all-rounder, which will provide us with some additional options as we look to start the season in a positive manner.
“Moises is an extremely talented cricketer who I have known for seven years - I look forward to his arrival later this month.”
Henriques added: “I am thrilled to be joining Glamorgan - they are an ambitious county and I look forward to working with Matthew Mott again.
“The first few weeks of the season will be hugely important for all counties and I hope to make a positive contribution for Glamorgan as they look to start the season on the front foot.”