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Ian Fisher

The left-arm spinner moved to Gloucestershire when he was released by his home county Yorkshire following their championship-winning season of 2001.

The former England Under-17 international found it hard to retain his place at Headingley, traditionally a seamer's wicket, and despite making his debut for the club in 1996 he played few matches.

Fisher's talents with the bat encouraged Gloucestershire to find an opening for him in their squad and he thrived with both bat and ball after joining the county.

He made his maiden first-class century in his first season at the club against Essex as he shared Gloucestershire’s record seventh-wicket stand with Jack Russell (207).

A reliable performer, who has a knack for taking wickets, Fisher is more suited to the long haul of championship cricket and is was rarely used in limited-overs matches for Gloucestershire.

He had a disappointing season in 2005, only playing half of Gloucestershire's championship games, as he saw the county be relegated into Division Two.

Fisher was again a solid performer for Gloucestershire in 2006 and 2007 but only made a handful of appearances in 2008. He joined Worcestershire on a one-year contract for 2009 but was released at the end of the season.