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Jason Gillespie

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Yorkshire have re-signed Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie for the 2007 season as the club’s second overseas player.

Gillespie will rejoin his team-mates at Headingley Carnegie at the beginning of April in readiness for the county’s first match in the Liverpool Victoria County Championship, away to Surrey at the Brit Oval on Wednesday 18th April.

The 31-year-old will be joined by Younis Khan, Yorkshire’s first ever overseas player from Pakistan, at the end of the Cricket World Cup in early May.

Gillespie joined the club in 2006 and took 52 wickets in his first season with the White Rose county when he formed a promising bowling partnership with Deon Kruis.

Yorkshire chief executive Stewart Regain said: “We are delighted that Jason will be re-joining the club next season.

“His performance in the latter part of 2006 played a significant part in maintaining our Division One status and his work-rate, attitude and commitment to Yorkshire were exemplary.

“Jason is a model professional who always spends time with our younger supporters and is always willing to assist the club however he can.

“He is a great role model for our Academy players. With a young side taking to the field next season Jason's experience will prove invaluable and we are very pleased that he will be part of our squad.”

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