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Onions signs with Dolphins



England paceman Graham Onions has signed for the Sunfoil Dolphins and will be available for the entire South African domestic season, dependent on possible England call-ups, the KwaZulu-Natal franchise announced on Thursday.

Onions, who has taken 32 wickets in nine tests, will bolster a Dolphins attack which has looked a little thin and short of experience in recent seasons.

The 30-year-old Onions, who plays for Durham in English county cricket, was part of England’s recent Ashes-winning squad but did not play in a test. His last test was in June last year against West Indies.

“I am absolutely delighted to have signed for the Dolphins and am looking forward to play in South Africa which is renowned as having one of the strongest domestic set-ups in the world,” Onions said in a statement.

“My availability will obviously depend upon England selections, but I hope to be able to contribute to a successful campaign for the Dolphins this year,” he added.

England tour Australia from October to February next year and Onions could well expect to be part of the test squad, before they undertake a limited-overs tour of West Indies from February to March next year.

Dolphins coach Lance Klusener was naturally pleased with what Onions, who has 415 first-class wickets at an impressive average of 26.40, could add to the team.

“The signing of Graham is a great addition to the Dolphins squad. Graham is an ultimate professional and will bring quality and experience,” said Klusener.

Despite bowling being his strength, Proteas fans might well remember Onions best for his batting when he twice stood firm in last-wicket partnerships to deny South Africa victory during England’s tour of South Africa during the 2009/10 season.



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