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Anthony Ireland

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Full Name: Anthony John Ireland
Born: August 30 1984 , Masvingo, Zimbabwe
County: Middlesex
Other teams: Zimbabwe, Midlands, Gloucestershire
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v New Zealand, Bulawayo, Aug 24 2005
T20 debut: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Khulna, Nov 28 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


A seam bowler good enough to play 26 one-day internationals and one Twenty20 for Zimbabwe, Ireland quit international cricket after the 2007 World Cup to join Gloucestershire. He failed to establish himself in the side during a fitful first three seasons at Bristol, but took 36 wickets at an average of 21.77 in eight LV= County Championship games in 2010. Middlesex, against whom he took 5-25 at Bristol in June, were sufficiently impressed to sign Ireland on a two-year deal.

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