27-year-old bowling-allrounder Trent Lawford signed for the Sixers as an injury replacement player for BBL|05.
Lawford, from Melbourne, has spent the last two seasons of the Big Bash with the Adelaide Strikers where he made two appearances. A right-handed fast-bowler and batsman, he joins the squad in place of 20-year-old rookie fast bowler Mickey Edwards who is sidelined with a back injury.
A bowling allrounder who is capable of blasting sixes with ease, Lawford made headlines in 2014 after belting an astonishing 265 off 187 balls in Grade Cricket, a knock which included 28 sixes.
After moving home from Adelaide following the 2014/15 season, he has played a starring role for Fitzroy-Doncaster in Victorian Premier Cricket. Through four T20 matches in 2015/16, he has smashed an astonishing 10 sixes, and is striking at a rate of 360, whilst also collecting five wickets at an average of 16.20.
At 200cm, he’ll also share the mantle as the tallest player in the squad alongside Edwards, and will challenge for selection in the Sixers pace stocks alongside incumbent quicks Doug Bollinger, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis and new recruit Jackson Bird.