Shaun Tait Becomes an Eagle for Friends Life t20 Competition

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Essex have secured Australian fast-bowler Shaun Tait for this summer’s Friends Life t20 competition.

The 30 year old one-day specialist, who has taken more than 150 career wickets in the shortest form of the game with his express pace, will be available for the entire duration of the tournament, including the Quarter-Finals and Finals Day should Essex qualify.

Essex Head Coach, Paul Grayson is delighted to have added the services of one of the world’s consistent fast bowlers who is a Twenty20 specialist to his squad, “Shaun is an outstanding Twenty20 bowler who has genuine pace and match-winning ability. We welcome him to the Club for the Twenty20 campaign and are hopeful of success with him in the team.”

Tait, who played for Glamorgan in the 2010 tournament and also had a short stint with Durham in 2004,  becomes the second Australian to join Essex this year following the signing of Victoria born batsman Rob Quiney for the first three months of the campaign.

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