Timm van der Gugten helped Netherlands to victory over England at the 2014 World T20 © Getty Images
Glamorgan have added to their seam-bowling options for 2016 by signing Netherlands quick Timm van der Gugten on a three-year contract.
Van der Gugten, 24, was born in Australia and has played for New South Wales, Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes, as well as Northern Districts in New Zealand’s Georgie Pie Super Smash.
He has played in four ODIs for Netherlands, taking eight wickets at 10.62, and 19 T20 internationals, where he averages 21.47. He featured against England in the 2014 World T20, taking 1 for 11 from three overs as Netherlands completed a memorable upset.
“We are delighted to have secured Timm’s services for at least the next three seasons to strengthen our seam bowling attack,” Hugh Morris, Glamorgan’s chief executive and director of cricket, said.
“He is a talented quick bowler who has stood out for Netherlands and has the potential to forge a successful county career with Glamorgan.”
Van der Gugten’s last first-class appearance came in Amstelveen last year, when he took 6 for 29 in UAE’s first innings. He also played for Todmorden in the Lancashire League in 2015. His arrival at Glamorgan follows the signing of Harry Podmore on loan from Middlesex and the permanent move for Craig Meschede.
“I am thrilled to be joining Glamorgan,” van der Gugten said. “I have always been keen to play county cricket and I am pleased to have joined such an ambitious and passionate county.”
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