The less talked about

Posted on/at 7:42 AM by The Cricket Corollary

In other cricket news.....

Wayne Parnell, has been signed by Kent for another five weeks during the domestic season. Parnell impressed with both ball and bat during his initial six-week stint with the county and was one of the best bowlers during the World Twenty20 in June. (*SA have you read..."impressed with both ball and bat")

"Wayne is very keen to get on with the job, he put a request in to come back and play county cricket," coach Simon Willis told BBC Radio Kent.

"He felt it improved his game immensely last time so he's keen to make an impression and hopefully that will start at the Oval...There has been a lot of interest from IPL and other countries, with regard to his services. The World Twenty20 certainly put Wayne Parnell on the map."(*It's about time!)

Parnell is expected to play Kent's Championship match against Surrey. He will be available for the Twenty20 Cup quarter-finals, three county championship games and a Pro40 match between July 10 and August 4. (*Yeah! Go Kent!)

Hashim Amla has saved the day by smashing a century for Essex.

Rudi Koertzen (60), South African cricket umpire, on Saturday made history when he became the first umpire to stand in 200 One-Day Internationals by umpiring in the second ODI between Ireland and Kenya in Dublin.

Commenting on his achievement, Koertzen said: "For someone who started umpiring very late in life, it is a huge personal achievement and a dream come true."It is really a great and satisfying feeling to achieve something as massive as this one.But this would not have been possible without the support, appreciation and well-wishes of so many people who have been big influences on my career...To begin with, I have to thank God for giving me the health and strength over all these years, then Brian Basson (operations manager, Cricket South Africa) who convinced me to hang in when the going was tough, Cricket South Africa for its blessings and lastly the ICC who provided me the wonderful opportunity to be part of our great sport and looking after me so well."