Ingram is stylish left handed top order batsman who has played in 31 ODIs for South Africa and domestically he is a prolific scorer of runs and averages over 40 in 50 over cricket.The 28-year old represented his country in the Champions Trophy last year here in England where he scored a match winning 73 against the West Indies to take his team through into the semi-finals stage of the tournament.
Colin Ingram said: “I am really looking forward to joining Somerset. It will be my first experience of County Cricket and I can’t wait to experience the vibe around it which everyone talks about. Cricket wise I just want to get stuck in and perform for the team and keep on delivering like Alviro has been doing.”
Dave Nosworthy the Director of Cricket said: “Finding quality overseas replacements is really tough these days due the various international tour schedules and also the likes of the Caribbean Premier Leagues that are happening. Nevertheless we have managed to source one in Colin Ingram and I am looking forward to his arrival. Colin has represented South Africa predominantly in One Day Internationals and will fit the gap perfectly left by Alviro.”
During Petersen’s five week absence Somerset have one LV=County Championship match, seven Royal London Insurance 50 over matches, and a minimum of four NatWest Blast T20 matches that Ingram will play in.
Nos added: “Colin is a quality player who will add real value to our team, and is also a quality person which is also crucial to our requirements as a team here at the County Ground.
I welcome the signing of a quality player. The last time Nos described someone as a “quality person” it was on Media Day in March when he spoke of Johan Myburgh, and he has proven to be an excellent signing for Somerset.
We will, of course, welcome Ings to the County Ground when arrives and let’s hope we enjoy many runs in fine Somerset victories during his time in the south west!