Bancroft Reunites with Gloucestershire for the 2024 Cricket Season

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Australian batter Cameron Bancroft is set to play for Gloucestershire in the 2024 season, having signed a deal to represent the club in various formats. Although he missed out on the Test opening spot for Australia, he performed well for Western Australia in the last two Sheffield Shield seasons and was recognized as the men’s domestic player of the year at the Australian Cricket Awards. Bancroft previously played for Gloucestershire in 2016 and 2017, and he expressed his delight at returning to the club where he began his county career. He will join Gloucestershire in April and will be available for most of the summer.

I love playing county cricket and the opportunity to play all formats with the club is something I’m really excited about,” he said. “With a new coach and a really talented playing group, I’m looking forward to the season ahead.

Gloucestershire is going through changes as they lost key players Ryan Higgins and Benny Howell last season. They had a tough year, not winning any County Championship matches and ending up at the bottom of Division Two. Additionally, they couldn’t make it to the T20 Blast knockout stages and were semi-finalists in the Metro Bank Cup.

On Thursday, they introduced Mark Alleyne as their new coach, replacing Dale Benkenstein who moved to Lancashire.

I’m really excited to have someone of Cameron’s ability and experience on board for the season to come,” Alleyne said. “We already have an exciting group of players here so to add to that with a player of international calibre in Cameron, it’s fantastic for me as a coach to have such depth in the squad.

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