Cricket: Yorkshire to sign Bevan

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YORKSHIRE are this week expected to complete the signing of Michael Bevan as their overseas player for next season. The 24-year-old all- rounder from New South Wales, who is likely to figure prominently for Australia in the Ashes series, has agreed terms with the county for a one-year contract.

He replaces Richie Richardson, the West Indian captain, who returned home halfway through this season suffering from stress, as Yorkshire's overseas player. They spoke to two of the South African tourists, the all-rounder Brian McMillan and the fast bowler Craig Matthews, but they preferred not to play county cricket.