McGarry signs deal with Essex for season

SUFFOLK seam bowler Andrew McGarry has signed a contract with Essex until the end of the 2007 season.The 25-year-old returns to the county for his second stint, having started his first-class career in 1999, before being released at the end of the 2003 season.

SUFFOLK seam bowler Andrew McGarry has signed a contract with Essex until the end of the 2007 season.

The 25-year-old returns to the county for his second stint, having started his first-class career in 1999, before being released at the end of the 2003 season.

McGarry, who will now be on a dual registration, played 15 first-class matches for Essex in his first spell, taking 27 wickets.

Essex will now have first call on McGarry, placing into doubt his availability for Suffolk throughout the season.


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The Basildon-born cricketer has since added one more first-class appearance for Essex when he featured in the second LV County Championship match of the season against Glamorgan at The Ford County Ground as a non-contracted player.

McGarry told the Essex CCC website: “Once you play somewhere you don't expect to get a second chance, so to get another go is really good.

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“I've matured and have a bit more experience (since I was last with Essex).

“Obviously I haven't played much on the first-class scene for three years but I've played a lot of Minor Counties cricket (for Suffolk) and have learnt a bit more about myself so will hopefully come back a better bowler.”

Essex Chief Executive David East told the Essex CCC website: “Andrew has bowled well for us in our early season matches and demonstrated that he has matured as a cricketer.

“We have a number of injuries to our seam bowlers at present and Andrew's addition to the squad will give us further options over the next few months.

“We all wish him well.”

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