van Buuren extends contract with Gloucestershire

27 September 2018

Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce that all-rounder Graeme van Buuren has signed a new 12 month contract which will keep him with Gloucestershire until the end of the 2019 season.

The Pretoria born right hander - who qualifies as a non-overseas player because his wife holds a British passport - played for the Titans in South Africa before signing in April 2016. 

He had made a century playing for the second XI the previous summer, and compiled two unbeaten hundreds in the County Championship in his first four matches - 172 not out in a win at Worcestershire and 121 not out in a rain disrupted draw at Leicestershire.

Graeme has gone on to make 23 appearances in first class games, and passed 1000 first class runs with innings of 83 and 59 in the drawn Championship game against Kent at the Brightside Ground in June. Graeme’s left arm spin, especially with his flat trajectory, has been a handy option on slower pitches for Gloucestershire.

Now 28, van Buuren’s 2018 season was cut short through injury while playing in the Vitality T20 Blast victory against Middlesex in August.

Speaking on his contract extension, Graeme said: “It’s a privilege to have extended my contract at Gloucestershire for another year.

Since my injury has impacted my season this year, I feel I have much unfinished business to play out with Gloucestershire next season and beyond.

I have so many good friends and memories at this Club and I am excited to build on this for next season.”

Gloucestershire Chief Executive, Will Brown said: “We’re delighted that Graeme has agreed a one year extension with the Club to the end of the 2019 season. Graeme is a very agile and talented player who can play competitively in all formats and has an important role to play going forwards as one of the team’s all-rounders.”

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