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Castletown sign Test star Friend

Travis Friend
Friend's last international action with Zimbabwe was almost five years ago

Zimbabwean Test star Travis Friend has signed for Castletown and will play in the 2009 Standard Bank Premiership.

The 28-year-old all-rounder played 13 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe, claiming 62 wickets and a batting average of just under 30.

Friend made his Zimbabwean debut at just 19 and is described as a bowler of genuine pace.

Friend's career highlights include hitting 63 against India and 82 versus South Africa.

After leaving Zimbabwe, Friend played a season with Derbyshire and is now working as a pilot.

His arrival could be a major step in Castletown reclaiming the Premiership title from Ramsey.



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