Kieran Noema-Barnett heads back to New Zealand
27 September 2018
Kieran Noema-Barnett has left Gloucestershire Cricket following the end of his contract at the Club. Kieran and the Club had been engaged in really positive conversations about a contract extension for 2019 but the pull of New Zealand and a fantastic role back home were too great and as such Kieran will not be returning to Gloucestershire for the 2019 season.
Kieran first signed for Gloucestershire in 2014 and has since been an important member of the squad over the last four seasons and has also become a crowd favourite especially amongst his very own “barney-army”.
Gloucestershire supporters will remember Kieran’s terrific performances in Bristol and Cheltenham, but perhaps most memorable, was his display against local rivals Somerset in August 2017 at the Brightside Ground, where he smashed an impressive 33 off 12 balls which included four maximums to lead Gloucestershire to victory.
Speaking on Kieran leaving the Club, Head Coach Richard Dawson said: “Kieran has developed into an integral part of the squad on and off the pitch over the four seasons he has been at Gloucestershire. I would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him and his family the best for the future”.
Chief Executive Will Brown said: “It’s always sad when a player of Kieran’s ability and character leaves the Club but he leaves us better for the time he was here for. His ability to disrupt opposition teams rhythm, especially in the shorter formats was always formidable and he has always been a calm and very tactical head in the dressing room. We will miss him greatly but wish him and his family all the very best for his exciting future ahead back home in New Zealand.”