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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

Promising Bowler Scott Currie Returns To Leicestershire CCC

Leicestershire CCC is excited to announce the return of promising bowler Scott Currie on a season-long loan from Hampshire.

The 6ft 5” tall seamer, who spent the final month of the 2023 summer with the Foxes, rejoins for the entirety of the 2024 campaign and will be available for selection in all three formats.

Currie featured twice for the club in September, taking five wickets during County Championship fixtures against Sussex and Yorkshire.

A product of Hampshire’s youth system, the 22-year-old has picked up 78 wickets from 47 first team appearances, while he has claimed 56 wickets at an average of 24.25 in the Second Eleven Championship.

Currie impressed for his home county during this summer’s Metro Bank One Day Cup, snaring 14 wickets at 24.36 from eight matches, including three wickets against Leicestershire during the Foxes' two-run victory in the final at Trent Bridge.

The former England Under-19 star has also made an impact in T20 cricket for Hampshire, helping the Hawks to the 2022 Vitality Blast title, while collecting 19 wickets at a miserly average of 12.84 en route to Finals Day in 2021.

Discussing the move, Currie said: “I’m really looking forward to continuing my development in first team cricket, but more importantly, building on and trying to contribute to more success for Leicestershire."

“The opportunity to play with the team in September was brilliant, and one I’m very grateful for. I enjoyed walking into a fresh environment and continuing to learn the game, and I’m very much looking forward to getting back involved with the boys."

“It was fantastic to see what the One Day Cup success last season did for the group and the wider community of Leicestershire. There was also plenty to be pleased with in the Championship, and I know Alfonso (Thomas), James (Taylor), and the lads are hungrier than ever to get this club into Division One.”

Director of Cricket, Claude Henderson, added: “We are very excited to welcome Scott back to Leicestershire. He fitted in seamlessly with the team and has a bright future ahead of him. Scott is a threat in all three formats and possess an exceptional knowledge of the game for a young bowler. He has a strong relationship with Alfonso, and we are really looking forward to seeing him perform for the club next season.”

Currie is currently in Australia, playing South Australian Grade Cricket League for Adelaide University. He will link up with his Leicestershire teammates in March.

The Hampshire loanee becomes the fourth arrival at Uptonsteel County Ground this winter, following the permanent signings of Ben Cox, Liam Trevaskis and Ben Mike.

Photo Credit: John Mallett. Image provided by Leicestershire County Cricket Club.


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