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Gleeson added to MCC Champion County Squad

Gleeson celebrating taking a wicket for Northamptonshire
Gleeson celebrating taking a wicket for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire bowler Richard Gleeson has been added to MCC’s line-up to take on Essex in the 2018 Champion County Match later this month.

Gleeson comes into the side as a replacement for Liam Norwell, who has been ruled out through a hamstring injury sustained during pre-season training with Gloucestershire.

Norwell had also been added to the side as a replacement for an injured player following the news that Sussex’s George Garton had been ruled unfit.

30 year-old Gleeson, who will also be involved in ECB’s North-South Series, has most recently been in action in both first-class and one-day cricket for England Lions on their tour of the West Indies.

Right-arm seamer Gleeson is a relative newcomer to the County circuit, having made his first-class debut for Northamptonshire in 2015 after playing for Cumberland in Minor Counties cricket. He has since taken 59 wickets at an average of 25.50 in first-class cricket, and claimed 52 wickets in 43 white-ball matches.

Gleeson will join former West Indies paceman Fidel Edwards and upcoming Yorkshire talent Matt Fisher in the seam bowling department for MCC when they line up against County Champions Essex at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. The four-day match is scheduled to start on Tuesday 27th March.

Revised MCC XI to play Essex at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados:

Name Teams
Daniel Bell-Drummond (C) Kent, England Lions
Brett D'Oliveira Worcestershire, England Lions
Paul Collingwood Durham, England
Sam Northeast Hampshire, England Lions
Sam Hain Warwickshire
Delray Rawlins Sussex, Bermuda
John Simpson (W-K) Middlesex
Dom Bess Somerset, England Lions
Matthew Fisher Yorkshire
Richard Gleeson Northamptonshire, England Lions
Fidel Edwards Hampshire, West Indies

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