Steve Magoffin    Getty Images
Steve Magoffin Getty Images

Experienced Australian pace bowler Steve Magoffin will get another tilt at the top tier of English county cricket after rejoining promoted second division champions Worcestershire on Friday. The 37-year-old, who now possesses a United Kingdom passport, is joining on a one-year contract from Sussex where he spent six successful seasons. Magoffin has taken 581 first class wickets at an average of 23.23 including 27 five wicket hauls and previously played for Worcestershire in 2008.

“Steve is a proven wicket taker in Division One and the impact he has had on county cricket has been immense,” said Steve Rhodes, director of cricket at Worcestershire.”His experience and ability will add to our campaign and it shows our determination to have a very good 2018 season. We were the first county to sign him up as an overseas player and he did a marvellous job. He hits the seam regularly and gets good players out.”

Magoffin, who played for Western Australia and Queensland, said he was looking forward to helping the younger bowlers progress at the highest level.”I am delighted to be going back to Worcester. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be able to return after 10 years,” said Magoffin. “Hopefully I can bring my experience of Division One and compliment the young side with some fine young bowlers that has played some really good cricket.

“I still feel I’ve got plenty in the tank.”