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Max Sorensen is CI's knight in shining armour with new deal

By Ian Callender

Published 02/11/2015

Big move: Max Sorensen has joined CIYMS
Big move: Max Sorensen has joined CIYMS

Max Sorensen says he is excited by the challenge of joining a new club and province after CIYMS stunned local cricket again by signing the Ireland international all-rounder on a three-year contract.

Unlike new team-mate Johnny Thompson, who moved to the Belmont club last season from Brigade but did not feature for the Northern Knights, Sorensen has committed himself to playing for the NCU's inter-provincial side as well as helping CI's challenge for the Premier League title, which was boosted last month by former South African Test player Justin Kemp.

And South Africa-born Sorensen also admitted that the chance to team up with his fellow countryman was a major attraction.

"It wasn't an easy decision (to leave The Hills), but what swayed me was the excitement of a new challenge both for club and province," said Sorensen.

"At club level it gives me a new lease of life, I get to play with a new bunch of lads and hope to learn from them and bring some experience to CIYMS. Also the prospect of working alongside Justin Kemp is an exciting one.

"With the Knights I hope I can help (a relatively young side) perform and maybe bring my experience of international and inter-provincial cricket to them."

Sorensen has said he will continue to commute from his north Dublin home and, although it is a three-year contract, there is a clause where it can be ended by either party after next season.

It will be a busy summer ahead for Ireland so Sorensen will hope to be missing a number of games for his new club.

Meanwhile Waringstown have announced another South African all-rounder, Cobus Pienaar, as their new professional.

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