Thursday 31 May 2007 

GCCC Call On Edmondson

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Australian bowler, Ben Edmondson has been lined up as replacement for Marcus North when he returns to Australia. The right arm bowler will play for Gloucestershire for 2 months from 15th June.

GCCC Captain Jon Lewis commented: “Ben Edmondson has been signed as a replacement for Umar Gul. I played against Ben in Western Australia with the England Academy squad and was thoroughly impressed. He has the ability to swing the old and new ball at good pace and will be an exciting addition to our squad.”

It is planned that the 28 year old will be making his UK debut at the County Ground against Somerset. He had an outstanding season in 2006/7 for Queensland in the Pura Cup taking 41 wickets. In all, he has taken 132 wickets in his 33 First-class matches. In 2003 Edmondson represented Denmark in a one-day international against Scotland.