GLOUCESTERSHIRE Cricket have signed right arm fast bowler and Scotland international Stuart Whittingham from Sussex on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old said: “I am really excited to have signed for Gloucestershire. I am keen to continue with the development of my game and to play here is a fantastic opportunity.

“I feel like I have reached a time in my career where I can offer a lot to the team, we have a great group of lads who are looking to push for success and I can’t wait to get started.  I look forward to meeting all of Gloucestershire’s members and supporters very soon.”

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson said: “I am delighted that Stuart has joined us at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.  He will add to our bowling group and boost competition for places.  His ability to bowl fast spells, along with having an impressive strike rate of 43 balls per wicket, gives us variety in our bowling unit.  He is still at an age where there is room for development and all the players and coaches are looking forward to working with Stuart.”

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