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Anthony Ireland

Anthony Ireland

Gloucestershire have signed Zimbabwe seam bowler Anthony Ireland on a two-year contract.

Ireland represented his country in the World Cup and took 1-38 in the match against West Indies.

He recently announced his retirement from international cricket after 26 one-day international appearances at the age of 22.

Ireland played for Gloucestershire 2nd XI last year whilst spending a season with Thornbury Cricket Club.

Gloucestershire head coach Mark Alleyne said: “We are excited Anthony can now join us after featuring in the 2nd XI last year.

“He is going to add significant depth to the bowling department and we look forward to his immense contribution.”

Ireland added: “I am really glad to be playing for Gloucestershire. I firmly believe that the intensity of the first class game in England will improve my cricket quickly and I can’t wait to get started.”

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