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Essex Cricket club has just announced the signing of New Zealand Test player Hamish Rutherford.
He joins as replacement for Bobbey Quiney who has been forced out following a shoulder injury.
Rutherford is part of the Black Caps Test and Twenty20 squad and will be available for all formats of the game once those schedules have been completed.
West Ham United 4 Reading 2 at Upton Park
Barclays Premier League
Hammers captain, Kevin Nolan, led by example with a hat-trick as West Ham clinched a top ten Premier League finish, in their first season back in the top flight.
The hosts looked on their way to a certain victory at the break, after Nolan and Ricardo Vaz Te had given them a comfortable two goal cushion. But Reading, long since relegated from the top division, hit back with two goals in four minutes after the break, and it took Nolan to steady the nerves with two more strikes.
Essex have named their 13-man squad for the LV= County Championship match away at Glamorgan later today.
Ravi Bopara, who missed the match with Lancashire last week because of his involvement with England Lions returns but Alastair Cook is unavailable.
Bowler Reece Topley will have a late fitness test after a groin strain.