North To Return To Gloucestershire In 2008

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Australian cricketer, Marcus North has signed a contract for the 2008 season. Marcus North deputised for Hamish Marshall whilst he was at the World Cup earlier this year, making his debut for Gloucestershire in the first home game of the 2007 season, against Nottinghamshire. However 28 year old North was no stranger to English cricket having previously played for Lancashire, Durham and most recently for Derbyshire. A key member and current captain of Western Australia, the left handed batsman and accurate off spinner, has also played for Australia A. Marcus North commented from Australia; “I am extremely proud to return to Gloucestershire for the 2008 season. I thoroughly enjoyed my brief stint there earlier this year and am really looking forward to the opportunity of playing a full season.” “Mark Alleyne has assembled a talented and ambitious squad that looks set for a bright future, and I am grateful for the chance to contribute towards the success of the team next year." GCCC Chief Executive Tom Richardson said, “Obviously we are delighted that Marcus has signed for next season at such an early stage. He played extremely well during the first part of the season and he significantly strengthens the side." © Gloucestershire CCC
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