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Former Australia seamer Peter Siddle joins Durham as injury replacement for Scott Boland

Former Australia seamer Peter Siddle has agreed to join Durham as a replacement for his injured compatriot Scott Boland.

Boland, 35, was the club's marquee overseas signing but managed just 13 wicketless overs on debut in the season opener against Warwickshire before breaking down with a foot injury.

The club moved swiftly to draft a like-for-like replacement in the shape of 39-year-old Siddle, who will be available for the next six County Championship games.

The veteran played 67 Tests for his country claiming 221 wickets and was a regular Ashes adversary for England, taking a memorable hat-trick at the start of the 2010/11 series. 

He also has a strong track record in county cricket with Somerset, Essex and Lancashire.

Durham's director of cricket, Marcus North said: "It was important we acted quickly to replace Scott Boland and we have done that with the addition of Peter Siddle for the County Championship. 

"It is very disappointing to lose Scott after just one game and we wish him all the best in his recovery.

"We look forward to welcoming Pete to Durham and watching him play a key part in our success on the field in the coming weeks."

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