Strikers sign Kingston for BBL|05

In-form Tasmanian allrounder returns to Adelaide to bolster bowling depth for Jason Gillespie's side

Hamish Kingston will step out for the Adelaide Strikers in BBL|05 this summer, with the in-form 24-year-old Tasmanian allrounder re-joining the South Australian side for a second season. 

Kingston, who took seven wickets in Tasmania's impressive 223-run Sheffield Shield victory over New South Wales earlier this week, played for the Strikers last summer as an injury replacement for Michael Neser. 

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Adelaide Strikers head coach Jason Gillespie says Kingston will add to the side's depth. 

"Hamish is one of Australia's finest up-and-coming bowling allrounders who's really starting to make his mark in domestic competitions, so it's great to have him on board for this season," he said. 

Despite featuring in only one Matador BBQs One-Day Cup match this year, Kingston did enjoy success in last year’s limited-overs competition, taking eight wickets in six matches, including 3-50 in a damaging performance against South Australia.

Kingston's signing comes as Strikers paceman Billy Stanlake is in his own rich vein of form, the Queensland fast bowler taking match figures of 7-116 on debut in the Bulls' runaway victory over South Australia at the Gabba earlier this week.

The Strikers open their BBL|05 campaign against the Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval on December 18.