Several Gunn & Moore players have enjoyed good starts to the domestic season as (rain and snow permitting) the Specsavers County Championship is up and running. Among the early stars of the season are Gloucestershire’s Chris Dent, who was the first batsman to pass 400 runs in Division Two; Wayne Madsen, who struck 150 in his side’s draw against Gloucestershire then struck 97 against Glamorgan, and Ben Duckett, who has the highest score of the season among GM players after making 282 not out against Sussex in his side’s first game.
Meanwhile, Jack Burnham, who impressed for England during the U19 World Cup earlier in the year, has just scored his maiden first-class for Durham against Surrey, that following on from 61 against Middlesex.
Kent’s Daniel Bell-Drummond is fast making up for lost time after his side’s opening match saw no play possible against Worcestershire with a century and two half-centuries since and other players to have already hit three-figure scores are James Vince (Hampshire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Chris Read (Nottinghamshire), Alex Lees and Adam Lyth (both Yorkshire). While in England the season is underway, Australia’s close season has seen Gunn & Moore busy as they prepare for the 2016/17 season with the signings of Jake Carder, Jake Weatherald and Jason Sangha. Sangha has signed a two-year extension to his deal until June 2018 and is one of Australia’s brightest young talents, recently hitting 102 in his first ever U19 international; all that coming at the age of just 16. 21 year old Weatherald – recently in Sheffield Shield final action with South Australia – has signed with GM in Australia for the next two years and 20-year-old Carder, WACA Young Cricketer Of The Year, has also re-signed.
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