16 Jun 2012

Rob Nicol replaces Kane Williamson at Gloucester

3:14 pm on 16 June 2012

New Zealand batsman Rob Nicol has agreed to join English County cricket side Gloucestershire for the final two months of the season.

He will replace compatriot Kane Williamson, who leaves the club at the end of next week to join New Zealand's tour of the West Indies.

The deal to sign Nicol is part of the relationship Glucestershire coach John Bracewell, the former New Zealand Test player and coach, has developed with New Zealand Cricket.

As part of the agreement, Gloucestershire receive promising young New Zealand players to provide them with experience and grounding in English conditions, as well as bolstering the county's squad.

Williamson has had a good season so far at Gloucestershire, averaging 52 and scoering 2 centuries.