Tuesday 21 August 2007 

Spearman Extends Contract At Gloucestershire

Hard-hitting opening batsman Craig Spearman has signed a contract extension with the West Country side, with a view to ending his career with the county.

Spearman, 35, joined Gloucestershire in 2002 and holds the club record first-class score of 341, scored against Middlesex in 2004.

He said, “I am absolutely delighted to be extending my contract with the Club. I am happy to be finishing my career here at Gloucestershire and have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club.”

GCCC Chief Executive, Tom Richardson added “We are all really pleased to have Craig extend his contract her at Gloucestershire. He has been a key part of the team for 6 years now and is a terrific asset.”

His explosive batting has been a feature of Gloucestershire's limited overs play, and he was named man of the match during their Twenty20 Cup semi-final win over Lancashire at Edgbaston this season.

Spearman played 19 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for New Zealand before moving to England.

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