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Yorkshire swoop for Gibbs

South African joins as T20 specialist

Gibbs: Yorkshire move

South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs has signed a deal to play for Yorkshire in the Friends Provident Twenty20.

SKY BET ODDS Click here for the latest odds ahead of the 2010 County Championship season. Gibbs' new side Yorkshire are 20/1 to win the Division One title under new captain Andrew Gale.

"I hope we'll have some good weather and we can treat the home spectators to some very entertaining cricket."

Herschelle Gibbs

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Gibbs, 35, has played in 20 T20 internationals for the Proteas and has also won 245 one-day international caps.

He will join up with Yorkshire in time for their T20 opener against Durham on June 10 and will remain with the county for the duration of the competition.

"I've always enjoyed playing cricket in the UK and have very good memories of Headingley as I got my first World Cup hundred there in 1999," Gibbs, who has previously played county cricket for Glamorgan, told Yorkshire Radio.

"I'm really looking forward to playing over there and I'll hopefully help to lead the troops towards some sort of success.

"I hope we'll have some good weather and we can treat the home spectators to some very entertaining cricket."

Experienced

Yorkshire's director of professional cricket Martyn Moxon added: "Herschelle will add power, runs and experience to our batting line-up in this year's t20 competition and he is also a fine fielder.

"He's a vastly experienced international cricketer with the ability to win matches on his own if he hits his best form.

"I'm looking forward to seeing him play for Yorkshire this year and I'm sure our members and supporters will enjoy Herschelle's style of cricket too."