Somerset have bolstered their bowling resources by signing New Zealand seamer Matt Henry for the 2023 season. Henry will be available to play seven games in the County Championship and the whole T20 Blast.
“I enjoy playing in English conditions and I’m looking forward to joining up with Somerset,” Henry said. “They are a Club that are held in high regard, and I’ve heard only good things about the setup there. I’m excited by the challenge, and I hope that I can make big contributions for Somerset both on and off the field.”
Henry will link up with the Somerset squad after the completion of the ODI series in Pakistan and will begin his stint with a Championship fixture on May 11 against Lancashire. Having earned 89 caps across formats for New Zealand so far, Henry was instrumental in his country’s run to the nerve-wracking World Cup final in 2019.
The 31-year-old has also enjoyed a fruitful association with Kent in the County Championship previously and has also represented Derbyshire and Worcestershire. In aggregate, he has picked up 388 wickets in first-class cricket at an impressive average of 24.02 and 102 wickets in the T20 format.
Meanwhile, Yorkshire have signed Mickey Edwards, a 28-year-old New South Wales and Sydney Sixers seamer, on an 18-month deal as a local player, thanks to a British passport. He will be unavailable for his Australian sides next season unless they register him as an overseas player.
Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to announce @Matthenry014 will be joining us as an overseas player 🇳🇿
The New Zealand International seamer will join up with his new teammates following the Black Caps’ ODI series against Pakistan…#WeAreSomerset #WelcomeMattHenry
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) February 22, 2023