Saturday 16 December 2017

Cricket: Gloucestershire sign O'Brien

Ireland World Cup star Kevin O'Brien has joined Gloucestershire for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old all-rounder, who compiled the fastest ever World Cup century in March, achieving the feat against England in 50 balls, has previously played county cricket for Nottinghamshire.

He said: "I am looking forward to getting over there and hopefully helping the team to achieve its goals in all forms of the game, but especially t20 and one-day cricket.

"Hopefully I can have a great season, help Gloucestershire win trophies and improve my game even further."

Although considered a one-day specialist, O'Brien averages 32.3 with the bat and 24 with the ball in 18 first-class games.

Gloucestershire director of cricket John Bracewell said: "We are delighted to have signed Kevin O'Brien to our squad with particular reference to his one day skills.

"Given his heroics in the World Cup the Gladiators have a genuine lion slayer in their midst."

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