Josh Shaw Signs Deal with Gloucestershire CCC
Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of Josh Shaw from Yorkshire on a three-year deal. Shaw’s new deal sees him with the Club until the end of the 2022 season.
The 23-year-old who has already had two loan spells at the Club this year will join Gloucestershire on loan for the remainder of the season and is eligible to play in both the Specsavers County Championship and Vitality Blast competitions.
Josh expressed his delight after signing for Gloucestershire, he said: “I am delighted to sign this contract with Gloucestershire and would like to go on record to thank Richard Dawson and his team for initially showing faith in me as a raw 20-year-old three seasons ago. From day one with my first spell in 2016 I was made to feel welcomed. I now look forward to putting in the hard yards and competing for a starting berth in all formats and helping the ‘Shire’ achieve success.
Finally, I would like to also thank Jason Ratcliffe at Jata Management for his professional services in getting my old and new counties together and facilitating a deal.”
In the two spells Josh has had this season, he has taken an impressive 23 wickets in the six County Championship matches he has played.
Head Coach Richard Dawson added: "It's great that Josh is joining us for the long term after Yorkshire allowed him to come on a few loan spells over the past few seasons. All the coaches and back room staff are looking forward to working with him and continuing his development."
Gloucestershire supporters will be accustomed to what Shaw can offer to the bowling attack, and with the addition of overseas signing Shannon Gabriel in the County Championship it will be an exciting end to the 2019 season.
Josh will be available to play on 18 August in Gloucestershire’s Specsavers County Championship match against Derbyshire in Derby as Gloucestershire seek promotion to Division One.
Gloucestershire Chief Executive Will Brown said: “It is great to see Josh sign for the next 3 seasons and we look forward to him helping us progress across all formats. Already well known to many of us, he is a firm favourite of the Gloucestershire supporters and all at the Club.
We also have to pay tribute to the coaching team and management of Yorkshire for being so supportive and helpful during Josh’s time on loan with Gloucestershire, it is great to see such camaraderie across the game.”
Josh Shaw Fact File
- Full name – Joshua Shaw
- Born – 3 January 1996
- Age – 23 years
- Major teams – Yorkshire and Gloucestershire
- Playing role - Bowler
- Batting style - Right-hand bat
- Bowling style - Right-arm medium-fast