Waringstown set to sign Graham Hume

Waringstown are understood to have pulled off a major signing ahead of the 2021 season with North West Warriors all-rounder Graham Hume set to join the club.

Hume has spent the last four seasons with Coleraine, picking up in excess of 100 wickets and scoring over 1200 runs for the North West side.

The 29-year-old made his Warriors debut in 2019 and was their standout performer throughout the shortened 2020 Inter-Provincial Series, picking up six wickets in five matches and was impressive with the bat, scoring 138 runs, including 47* in a Twenty20 fixture against Northern Knights.

He brings a lot of experience to The Lawn having played in 97 First Class and 41 List A matches throughout his career with the likes of South Africa U19s, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Dolphins and Gauteng, for who he made his First Class debut back in February 2010.

It is also understood that Hume, who permanently resides in Northern Ireland, will be deemed as a local player and joins Andre Malan at The Lawn.

The left-handed batsman who bowls right arm pace could be viewed as an opening bowling partner for James Mitchell, who picked up the most wickets during the 2020 season, and would slot nicely into the middle order alongside the likes of captain Lee Nelson, Greg Thompson, James McCollum and Malan.

It is a massive boost to a side that have reached the last five Irish Senior Cup finals, winning three, as they look to challenge the likes of CIYMS and North Down going forward.

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