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Stephen Adshead

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Full Name: Stephen John Adshead
Born: January 29 1980 , Worcester
County: Gloucestershire
Other teams: Leicestershire, Worcestershire
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


Adshead moved to Gloucestershire at the start of the 2004 season after a lack of first-team opportunities at Leicestershire and Worcestershire. He began his time at Gloucestershire as Jack Russell's understudy but soon took over the gloves when former England wicketkeeper Russell retired halfway through the season. Adshead enjoyed a good first season both with the bat and behind the stumps and has proved himself to be a worthy successor to Russell. He continued his good form into 2005, where he scored 920 runs in first class cricket at an average of just under 31. He also took 40 catch...

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