Sky Sports – Surrey sign South Africa’s Dean Elgar for opening two months of county season

Proteas opener heads to Oval after injury to Australia’s Mitchell Marsh

By PA Sport
Last Updated: 12/04/18 3:56pm

Dean Elgar has joined Surrey until the start of June

Surrey have signed South Africa’s Test opener Dean Elgar as an overseas replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh in April and May.

Summary

  • Surrey sign South Africa’s Dean Elgar for opening two months of county season Proteas opener heads to Oval after injury to Australia’s Mitchell Marsh By PA Sport Last Updated: 12/04/18 3:56pm Dean Elgar has joined Surrey until the start of June Surrey have signed South Africa’s Test opener Dean Elgar as an overseas replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh in April and May.
  • Australia all-rounder Marsh is ruled out for the start of the campaign due to an ankle injury that requires surgery, so Elgar will join Surrey ahead of their County Championship opener against Hampshire next Friday.
  • But the 30-year-old will be in contention for Surrey’s three other fixtures in the County Championship and five in the Royal London One-Day Cup before the start of June.
  • Mitchell Marsh will miss the start of the campaign due to an ankle injury Elgar, who had a stint at Surrey three years ago, said on the county’s official website: “I am really grateful for the opportunity to be back at Surrey for the start of the summer.
  • Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart added: “To be able to bring someone of Dean’s calibre to the club, at such short notice, for the first period of the season is a real bonus.


Read more…