Meggies' South African star Graham Hume could make a resort return
JAMES Osmond has tipped overseas star Graham Hume to return to Cleethorpes CC next season.
The 21-year-old has flown back to South Africa following the final match of Clee's 2012 Yorkshire League campaign.
But that might not be the last Chichester Road regulars see of the popular bowling all-rounder.
Captain Osmond told the Telegraph: "We'll sort out what we want and what we're going to do about that in the next couple of weeks – but in my opinion the club couldn't go far wrong by getting Graham back.
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"I think we could go down that route again very easily.
"Graham was a really nice lad, an excellent bowler and he could bat a bit.
"He had a bit of extra pace with the ball, which is what we lacked in the team really.
"The hardest thing for him was coming over here and bowling 'a club length' rather than his county length, and needing to just pitch it up a bit fuller.
"Once he adapted to that he was a really dangerous bowler for us."
Hume, who has played for Gauteng and the South African Academy in his homeland, signed off with two wickets and a quick-fire 34 runs in his final Meggies outing at Scarborough.
"He was good to have off the field as well," added Osmond.
"He did a lot of coaching, coming down the club most nights and was even helping the juniors on a Wednesday and Thursday evening at seniors nets.
"He said he would be keen to come back to Cleethorpes as long as the weather is better next summer!
"He had a really good time and, although some of his friends were a bit hit and miss at their clubs over here, Graham definitely went home with a glowing report."