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Cork County announce the signing of South African George Barry


George Barry

Playing Role: RH Middle Order Bat / RA Medium-Fast
Coaching Qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (UKCC Level 1 Equivalent)
Major Teams: North-West Guateng Under-19, Gauteng Academy Under-17, Wanderers



Cork County are delighted to announce the signing of South African George Barry as their overseas player for the upcoming 2011 season. Barry is a fine prospect who’s currently the fifth leading run-scorer in the Gauteng Cricket Board Premier League for club side Wanderers. The strong right-hand batsman recently blitzed a career-best 190 en-route to 395 Premier runs averaging 49.38. He sits only 30-odd runs from the top spot occupied by team-mate and former provincial batsman Brandon Buckley and Dominic Hendricks (Gauteng and former SA Under-19s skipper).

The Wanderers Premier side boast six current, or former provincial players, so are a very strong side. Barry is a key performer and is into his third full season with the club. A talented and hard-hitting batsman, who is also able to keep wicket and bowl brisk medium-pace. He is often used in a first-change capacity, due to both his wicket-taking ability and economy rate. He is known to pick up wickets on even the most docile surfaces which makes him a fantastic all-round cricket.

His rise through the ranks of the North-West Gauteng and Gauteng Academy representative sides have led to Barry being seen as one of the top cricketers in the Premier League competition and he is tipped to receive provincial honours in the near future. His work ethic and attitude towards the game is second-to-none and these attributes result in a highly sought after cricketer for the 2011 UK league season. Barry is due to arrive at the Mardyke on May 1st in preparation for the Club’s participation in both Munster and Leinster competitions.

Courtesy: Cricket Exchange Agency

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