Death Bowler Signed Up

Middlemore-born fast bowler Ian Butler, 28, has signed with Gloucestershire as their second overseas player for the Friends Provident T2. Butler, who previously played for the county in 23, has played in eight Test Matches and 26 One-Day International for New Zealand. He played his first International T2 match in February 29 and has now played 14 T2 matches for New Zealand, including the recent ICC World T2, where he took three wickets in their victory against Pakistan. Gloucestershire director of cricket and former New Zealand coach and offspin bowler, John Bracewell, said: “Ian is a specialist death bowler and pinch hitter. He brings with him recent experience in the Champions League with Otago and at the World T2 with New Zealand and will be huge asset to the squad.”


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Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Multiple New Zealand champion and World Rally Championship (WRC) winner Geraldine-born Hayden Paddon (pictured left), 35, and 18-year-old co-driver Jared Hudson (right), from Christchurch, won this year’s Get Connected Rali Ceredigion,…