Somerset re-signs Peter Siddle for 2023 season

image-ldb7tt93Peter Siddle claimed 44 wickets across formats for Somerset last season [Source: Twitter]

Former Australian bowler Peter Siddle has been roped in by Somerset County Cricket Club (SCCC) for the upcoming 2023 season, after an impressive debut in 2022.

Siddle, 38, who played in his first season at Somerset last year, claimed 27 First-Class wickets in the Country Championship while nabbing 17 wickets in the T20 Blast, taking the combined tally to 44. 

Siddle has played in 67 Tests, 20 ODIs, and 2 T20Is for Australia between 2008 and 2019, picking up 241 wickets altogether. 

Before Somerset, the fast bowler featured for Essex, Lancashire, and Nottinghamshire in County Cricket. 

Talking about his association with Somerset, Siddle looked forward to contributing towards team's success in 2023.

Here's what Siddle said

"I loved my time at Somerset last summer and when the opportunity to go back came about there was never any doubt that I would take it. It's a great Club with great people and the Members and supporters are outstanding.

I was made to feel like a part of the family as soon as I arrived and I'm looking forward to joining up with the boys again in a few months' time. Hopefully, I can contribute to Somerset having a big summer in 2023."

Somerset's Director of Cricket, Andy Hurray called Siddle a valuable edition for the upcoming season, given his outstanding performances last season.

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