Sport : Cricket

Klinger to skipper Gloucestershire

19th December 2012, 08:03am

Klinger: Will skipper Gloucs in 2013

Klinger: Will skipper Gloucs in 2013

Australian batsman Michael Klinger will join Gloucestershire as club captain next season.

The 32-year-old South Australia player, who has represented Australia A and previously played for Victoria, will replace Alex Gidman following his resignation at the end of the 2012 campaign.

Klinger has scored 5,849 runs at 37.25 across 98 first-class matches and 3,706 runs at 41.17 in List A cricket.

He played for Worcestershire last season as a stand-in for compatriot Phil Hughes, averaging 29.30 across 11 innings and scoring two half-centuries.

Gloucestershire director of cricket John Bracewell said: "We are delighted to be signing a player of Michael's quality and experience.

"He has proved himself adept at all forms of the game and has captaincy experience. We expect him to be available throughout the 2013 season.

"It is not easy to find overseas players who tick all those boxes and a lot of work has gone into finding the right man."

Chief executive, Tom Richardson added: "This is good news and I am sure he will add a lot of value to the club.

We are now looking towards signing a second overseas player for the FLt20 campaign."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Cricket Videos

    Pitch Report

    Pitch Report

    17-July-2014

    Michael Holding takes a look at the pitch ahead of the 1st day of the 2nd Test against India

    England win the toss

    England win the toss

    17-July-2014

    Alastair Cook wins the toss and chose to bowl in the 2nd Test v India at Lords

    Journey to the middle

    Journey to the middle

    17-July-2014

    The walk to the middle at Lord's is one of the most iconic in the game. Watch the second Test between England and India live on Sky Sports 2HD.

    Cook smiling again

    Cook smiling again

    17-July-2014

    Alastair Cook speaks to Ian Ward about THAT dismissal, Shane Warne's comments and the Trent Bridge pitch.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites