Thursday 15 July 2010 

Gloucestershire Hand Contract To Liam Norwell

Gloucestershire have handed a two-year contract to 18-year-old right-arm fast bowler Liam Norwell and he goes straight into the Gladiators' Friends Provident 20 squad for a must-win game against Essex tonight (15th July).

Norwell has played for Redruth CC since he was 11 years old and has come through the Gloucestershire Academy.

“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to play for GCCC as a professional player. I have enjoyed being part of the Academy, it has given me great confidence and supported my development. I now look forward to being part of the GCCC squad to play Essex in the FP t20 tonight and working on improving my skills in the coming seasons," Norwell told the club's official website (www.gloscricket.co.uk).

"I would like to thank my parents for their continued support and encouragement and also Pete Bolland, my coach at Redruth CC and teacher at Redruth Technology College for his hard work and support.”

Director of cricket John Bracewell added: “It is tremendous news that Liam has agreed to a 2 year contract as he is a young man with great physical attributes. Our specialist coaching and physical development department will spend valuable time with Liam over the next 2 years which will allow him to put these attributes into practice. We see great long term potential in Liam's ability to bowl a heavy ball.”

Academy Director, Owen Dawkins said: “Liam has developed quickly through the Academy and I am very pleased to see another Academy player progress on to a full time contract.”

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