Johnson given Worcestershire chance
Worcestershire have swooped to sign wicketkeeper Michael Johnson for the 2013 season.
The 24-year-old Australian, who is a dual-passport holder, last played first-class cricket in late 2011 for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield.
He said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to play for Worcestershire. I am very much looking forward to working closely with Steve Rhodes and the rest of the squad. I hope to be a part of the developing team that brings success to New Road. I can’t wait to get started.”
Rhodes added: “Michael comes to New Road as a ready-made first-team player, having served his apprenticeship with Western Australia as a contracted player from a young age.
“At 24, he has plenty of years ahead of him. He also brings captaincy experience and run-scoring ability from playing grade cricket for the successful Scarborough CC in the WACA grade competition. I am looking forward with interest to the healthy scrap for the gloves with Ben Cox.”