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Dynamic English Duo Set For Scorching Summer

19 November 2021

The Perth Scorchers have secured the signatures of English International recruits Laurie Evans and Brydon Carse for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season.

Evans, a stylish and versatile middle-order batter, will strengthen a dangerous Scorchers batting line-up that features Josh Inglis, Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner and Colin Munro who was named in the 2020-21 KFC BBL Team of the Tournament.

With 184 T20 matches to his name, Evans comes with a wealth of experience and the reputation of a power hitter capable of match-winning brilliance.

The Surrey Country Cricket Club contracted player has also made his mark on the international stage playing T20 cricket in the Caribbean, Bangladesh and Pakistan Leagues.

Evans carved three half-centuries for Surrey in the Vitality Blast T20 competition earlier this year, compiling 298 runs that featured a top score of 65.

Right-arm speedster Brydon Carse will be one to watch this summer, with his aggressive, hit the deck style bowling that regularly clocks above 145kph.

The South African born English cricketer comes off the back of a solid Vitality Blast T20 season, which saw him claim career-best figures of 3-30 for Durham County Cricket Club.

The 26-year-old had his first taste of international cricket in July when helping England to a one-day clean sweep of Pakistan. He claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 61 runs, the second best bowling figures by an England bowler against Pakistan in ODIs.

He's also blistering with the blade, producing 150 runs including his maiden T20 half-century from 30 balls in Durham’s Blast campaign earlier this year alongside Scorchers’ batter Cameron Bancroft.

Perth Scorchers Head Coach Adam Voges said;

“Laurie is a top player who will bring versatility, power and experience to the team, he is a great competitor, and we look forward to welcoming him to the Scorchers.

“Brydon is an impressive young talent who can make an impact with both ball and bat and has the ability to take the game away from any opposition.”

Laurie Evans said;

“I am chuffed to bits to be given the opportunity to play for the Scorchers this summer, they are a really successful team in the Big Bash.

“I think over my career I have prided myself on being there at the end and winning games of cricket in tight situations, that’s what I’ll be looking to do.

“The Big Bash is certainly a tournament the world looks at as one of the biggest and I’m just really grateful to be given the opportunity to be a part of it.”

Brydon Carse said;

“The Scorchers have been one of the top teams in the Big Bash for a number of years and to have the opportunity to play at Optus stadium in front of Scorchers fans will be special.

“I’m hoping to create some match-winning performances with both bat and ball, I like to think I play my cricket with a smile on my face and enjoy it.

“The squad has a lot of depth in all departments and I’m very confident that we can go all the way - it’s exciting.”

Carse will link up with the Scorchers after the Australia A v England Lions Men’s Ashes Tour Match on December 12.

The Scorchers have now filled all their international spots, with two local players still to be named.

SCORCHERS BBL|11 SQUAD
Ashton Agar
Cameron Bancroft
Jason Behrendorff
Brydon Carse
Laurie Evans
Aaron Hardie
Peter Hatzoglou
Josh Inglis
Matthew Kelly
Mitchell Marsh
Lance Morris
Colin Munro
Kurtis Patterson
Jhye Richardson
Ashton Turner
Andrew Tye