Gloucestershire sign Bancroft for two months


English county side Gloucestershire have signed Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft for the first two months of the domestic season.

The 23-year-old Bancroft was recommended to the county by Western Australia teammate Michael Klinger, who he has replaced until Klinger returns at the end of May.

The right-handed Bancroft will be available for five County Championship matches.

Richard Dawson, the Gloucestershire head coach, said: "Maxy [Michael Klinger] has given him really good reviews – he said he's very fit, hard-working and is committed to trying to improve and kick on

"His attitude and the fact that he is 23 means he is a really good fit for our changing room which is also important.

"He will bolster our batting during that period and he also gives us cover with the gloves if required. I talked to him this week and his hunger to come over and have a crack at county cricket really impressed me.

"He wants to come and learn and improve his game and that was massive for me."