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Magoffin signs for Worcestershire

Steve Magoffin
Magoffin joined Surrey last April as cover for Matthew Nicholson

Australian right-arm seamer Steve Magoffin has been confirmed as Worcestershire's overseas signing for the first half of the 2008 season.

The 28-year-old, who had a short stay with Surrey in 2007, must now obtain clearance and a work permit.

Magoffin will play for the opening three months of the summer, in advance of Fidel Edwards' arrival in July.

"Steve is a tall and lively 'hit the deck' bowler with excellent control," director of cricket Steve Rhodes said.

"This will make him a tough opponent to face on the early season English wickets.

"He is highly recommended by (former Worcestershire coach) Tom Moody who is his coach at Western Australia and we are delighted to give him an opportunity to make a name for himself in England."

Magoffin, who has been enjoying a good Pura Cup campaign for Western Australia, added: "I am delighted to be joining Worcestershire.

"Tom Moody speaks very highly of the club and I can't wait to join up."

see also
Rhodes set to sign another bowler
26 Feb 08 |  Worcestershire
Worcs bag Windies paceman Edwards
26 Feb 08 |  Worcestershire

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