Matt Dixon: Western Australia seamer signs two-year deal with Essex

Matt Dixon
Matt Dixon dismissed Kevin Pietersen as he took a career-best 3-32 for Perth Scorchers against Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in January

County Championship Division Two club Essex have signed Western Australia seamer Matt Dixon on a two-year deal.

Former Australia under-19 bowler Dixon holds a British passport and will not count as an overseas player.

The 23-year-old has taken only seven wickets in five first-class games, but averages 22.00 with the ball from four Twenty20 matches.

"Matt is a talented young man who bowls at a really good pace," Essex head coach Chris Silverwood saidexternal-link.

"He adds depth to our squad, as you need a number of seamers in a squad to be able to compete on all three fronts, as we plan to."

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