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Ryan Watkins

After limited opportunities at Glamorgan, all-rounder Ryan Watkins is set for a fresh start at Wiltshire this season

Former Glamorgan all-rounder Ryan Watkins is set to make his Wiltshire debut in a friendly against Dorset at Dean Park, Bournemouth, on April 5.

Watkins, who was released by Glamorgan towards the end of last season and is setting up a business in Wiltshire, is set to feature in a 12-a-side game in which only 11 players will bat and field.

The 26-year-old is one of several new signings, including Hampshire academy’s Owen Alsop, new captain Michael Coles will run his eye over before the start of the Minor Counties Championship.

Wiltshire have lost the services of Zimbabwe bowler Greg Lamb whose international commitments mean he is no longer England-qualified.