Thursday 20 September 2007 

Gareth Andrew Moves From Somerset To Worcestershire

Worcestershire CCC has completed the signing of 24 year old right arm medium fast bowler Gareth Andrew from Somerset on a 2 year contract. Gareth played for England U19 in 2003 against South Africa. He also made his first class debut in 2003 and played a prominent role in Somerset's Twenty20 Cup winning campaign in 2005. His opportunities to play 1st XI cricket this season have been restricted because of their settled and successful bowling line up.

Worcestershire's Director of Cricket, Steve Rhodes, says "We thank Somerset for allowing us to talk to Gareth and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us next year. It is no secret we need to improve our seam bowling resources and I believe that Gareth will really strengthen our team in that department and give us the depth we need. He is hungry for success which is a characteristic I look for in any player."

Andrew himself says "I'm thrilled to have signed for Worcestershire and am already looking forward to joining the squad in 2008. I have come up through the Somerset youth system and I am thankful for all the help I have received. This is a career move which should give me more opportunity of playing 1st XI cricket."

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