Sayers Signs

4 June 2019

Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of Australian opening bowler Chadd Sayers who will be joining the team in time to face Sussex on Tuesday 11th June.

Renowned for his accurate swing bowling, Sayers will be joining a Gloucestershire side in prime position to push for promotion to Division 1 of the Specsavers County Championship.

Chadd will be with the Gloucestershire squad until Thursday 25 July. Sayers also has the option to play for Gloucestershire in the two Vitality Blast fixtures that will take place at the Cheltenham Cricket Festival. 

"I am delighted to be heading to Gloucestershire for part of the 2019 season. It has always been an ambition of mine to play County cricket and I'm really looking forward to getting started,” Chadd said. “Hopefully I can help the team as they push for promotion from Division 2."

The swing bowler made his Test debut for Australia in 2018, taking the prize scalp of AB de Villiers for his first Test wicket. A first-class cricket specialist, Sayers is unlike most other Australian bowlers in the modern era relying on precision and swing to tease batsmen into making vital mistakes.

Head Coach Richard Dawson said: "It's great to have Chadd joining us for the next couple of months. He's a consistent performer in Shield cricket and his experience and skills will be valuable in the upcoming Championship matches."

In Australia, he plays for the West End Redbacks, the South Australian representative team in the Sheffield Shield, a first-class competition Sayers has dominated since taking the most wickets in the competition in 2012/2013.

Chadd Sayers - Fact File

  • Full name - Chadd James Sayers
  • Born - August 31, 1987
  • Age - 31 years
  • Nickname - Leo
  • Major teams - Australia, Australia A, South Australia, South Australia Under-19s
  • Playing role - Bowler
  • Batting style - Right-hand bat
  • Bowling style - Right-arm medium


You can watch Chadd live for the first time against Glamorgan at The Bristol County Ground on Sunday 23 June in the Specsavers County Championship - Tickets here

Chadd will also be hoping to play for the Gloucestershire side that takes on Australia A (his fellow Countrymen) in two One-Day matches at The Bristol County Ground at the end of the month. Make sure you don't miss out on this epic encounter. Tickets here

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