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Matthew Waite to join Worcestershire on loan for the remainder of the season

image-l8562zkrMatthew Waite in action (PC: Twitter)

Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Friday announced the signing of Matthew Waite on a short-term loan from Yorkshire for the remainder of the 2022 summer.

Waite, who played a championship match for Worcestershire early on in the season, got his career best 4 for 35 in the second innings of the game against Leicestershire and finished with match winning figures of 6 for 50.

The 26-year-old has already signed a three year contract with Worcestershire which starts from the end of this season until 2025.

However, both the clubs now have agreed to Waite joining Worcestershire for the remaining two home fixtures at New Road. As a result, the Yorkshireman will join his Worcestershire teammates and will begin his training this week ahead of their next Championship Nottinghamshire, starting on September 20th.

Speaking on Waite joining Worcestershire on loan ahead of the last two Championship matches of the summer, the Club’s Cricket Steering Group Chair, Paul Pridgeon, said:

 “Matthew is a talented cricketer who impressed during his short-loan spell here and having him back for the final two games is a big plus."

“I know he is keen and hungry to do well here and, being aged 26, hopefully, his best years lie ahead.”

Waite cannot wait to start his spell at New Road

Waite also reflected on his experience of playing for Worcestershire earlier in the season. After an impressive short stay in May, the Leeds born cricketer is looking forward to making an impact in the last two championship games of the summer. 

“I enjoyed my spell at Worcestershire earlier in the season. To be available for the season’s final two games is an added bonus, and I hope I can make an impact," Waite said.

The all-rounder played in three Vitality Blast matches for the Rapids against Notts Outlaws, Lancashire Lightning and Durham this season. He cannot wait to start his three year spell in the club and is looking to start from November for the forthcoming season next year.

"I had already been looking forward to starting work in November ready for next year. I was made to feel really welcome earlier in the season, and this short-term loan will also give me another opportunity to get to know the players and settle in before we start winter training," Waite added. 

Overall, Waite has 371 runs with the bat and 33 wickets with the ball in 14 matches played in his First-Class career. 

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