Liam Norwell has been called up to represent to South squad in the North-South Series in Barbados.
Norwell, who had an especially impressive season in the Specsavers County Championship for Gloucestershire in 2017 with 59 wickets at an average of 17.39, will become the county’s first representative in the North-South Series – meaning 14 of the 18 first-class counties will be represented in this year’s series.
Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson said “This is a well deserved opportunity for Liam. He has worked hard over the past seasons and has performed consistently well for us, in particular last season.”
The South won the inaugural series 3-0 in the UAE last March. This year all three matches will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, as part of a spring festival of English cricket which also includes the MCC’s traditional four-day fixture against the county champions, Essex.
North: S Mullaney (Notts, captain), S Hain (Warwickshire), A Hose (Warwickshire), J Clarke (Worcestershire), K Jennings (Lancashire), B D’Oliveira (Worcestershire), A Davies (Lancashire), P Coughlin (Notts), M Fisher (Yorkshire), S Mahmood (Lancashire), R Gleeson (Northamptonshire), Z Chappell (Leicestershire), M Parkinson (Lancashire).
South: S Northeast (Kent, captain), D Bell-Drummond (Kent), N Gubbins (Middlesex), D Lawrence (Essex), D Rawlins (Sussex), O Pope (Surrey), J Simpson (Middlesex), S Curran (Surrey), P Walter (Essex), D Bess (Somerset), J Porter (Essex), T Barber (Middlesex), L Norwell (Gloucestershire).
Fixtures: March 18, 21 and 23 (all at Kensington Oval, Barbados)