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James Weighell joins Foxes on loan

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce the signing of all-rounder James Weighell on loan for the remainder of the 2020 season.

The 26-year-old signs from Durham County Cricket Club and will be available for the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy and the Vitality Blast competitions.

Weighell has taken 52 first-class wickets at 28.30 and recorded 506 runs at an average of 24.09.

The all-rounder also has a good white ball record, taking 22 wickets apiece in both List A and T20 cricket. His T20 batting strike rate is over 130.

On the move, Weighell said: “I am very excited and thankful to have been given an opportunity at Leicestershire to pursue my cricket this season. I can’t wait to get started.”

Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon said: “It is great news that we’re able to bring James to the Running Foxes for the 2020 season.

“James will be a great addition to our squad. He’s a fine right arm bowler who also offers great potential with the bat as a left-hander. He is a versatile cricketer with a good red and white ball record.”