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Hamish Marshall to leave Gloucestershire

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/06/2016

Veteran New Zealand batsman Hamish Marshall will end his 11-year association with Gloucestershire at the end of the season.

The 37-year-old, who played 13 Tests, 66 one-dayers and three Twenty20s for the Black Caps, hopes to prolong his career at home as well as plan for life after cricket.

Marshall is still in top form, starring for the county in their one-day game against Middlesex when he anchored the innings with an 86-ball 74 which included six fours and a six.

However, Middlesex still took the win by seven wickets under the Duckworth-Lewis system.

Marshall first joined Gloucestershire in 2006 as an overseas signing - before committing as a home-qualified player two years later on an Irish passport - and has thrived in the middle order in all formats throughout the years.

He is the county's highest T20 run-scorer, having amassed 2,537 so far, while in his benefit season last year, he helped them to Royal London One-Day Cup glory.

He said: "I have had 11 incredible years at Gloucestershire and would like to thank my teammates, the staff and the supporters for making it such a memorable time.

"I have so many amazing memories from my time here but the highlight has to be winning the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord's last year - that is something that will stay with me forever."

Gloucestershire chief executive Will Brown added: "Hamish is a model professional and has been a wonderful role model and ambassador for the club.

"The club would like to thank Hamish for his outstanding service over the last 11 years and we wish him and his family all the very best for the future."

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