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Ryan McLaren signs for Lancashire as overseas player

Ryan McLaren signs for Lancashire as overseas player

Lancashire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren has signed as its overseas player for 2017.

McLaren has represented South Africa in all formats, particularly impressing in ODIs playing 54 matches and taking 77 wickets at an average of just 27.

The 33 year-old will be available for the whole season in all formats and will provide valuable experience to a youthful Lancashire squad.

Ryan McLaren plays in the Specsavers County Championship for Hampshire.jpg
Ryan McLaren takes a catch for South Africa in the ODI against Australia.jpg
South African Ryan McLaren during the Test Match against Australia.jpg

Ryan has played in England before with Kent and more recently with Hampshire for which, last season, the all-rounder took 32 wickets and contributed with 832 runs at an average of over 55.

Over the course of his career, the South African has played 128 First Class matches, hitting six centuries at an average of 34 with the bat and 380 wickets at 27 with the ball.

Head Coach and Cricket Director Ashley Giles said, “We’re thrilled to bring Ryan into our squad for next year. He brings international experience to what is a relatively young, but extremely talented changing room.

“He will certainly add depth to our seam bowling department but will also give us balance with the bat too. His record in both ODI and First Class cricket is outstanding and we look forward to welcoming him to Emirates Old Trafford.”

McLaren added, “I’m delighted to be joining up with Lancashire next year. It’s a big Club and I can’t wait to start working with Ashley Giles and the squad at Emirates Old Trafford.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the squad in all competitions and hopefully win some more silverware for the Club.”


Welcome Ryan. A good signing who will certainly strengthen the current team. Looking forward to watching you play for Lancashire. Now all we need to do is sign a couple of batsmen who will guarantee a 1000+ runs in the County Championship to replace Haseeb (on England duty) and Alviro and we will have a fighting chance in 2017.


Oh good, a hard-hitting all-rounder not known for building an innings. Just what we need. #sarcasm

David Lockett

Sounds great - he can take wickets on a flat track and get runs in late middle order

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