Dolphins batsman Grant Roelofsen signs for Gloucestershire

Grant Roelofsen county cricketGrant Roelofsen.

Gloucestershire have signed Dolphins wicketkeeper-batsman Grant Roelofsen for the 2023 edition of the T20 Blast in the United Kingdom.

Roelofsen, who has previously played for Essex in English county cricket, was not included in South Africa A’s squad for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka.

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“I am extremely excited to be joining the Gloucestershire lads for the next couple of months. I got a small taste of county cricket last season with Essex,” said Roelofsen.

“So needless to say I’m over the moon with the opportunity to play for Gloucestershire in what will hopefully be a successful time for both myself and the team.

“I am excited to learn, grow and hopefully perform in different conditions to South Africa with what is an exceptionally talented bunch of guys.”

The 26-year-old Roelofsen represented MI Cape Town in the inaugural edition of the SA20 earlier this year.

“We’re really pleased to have secured the signing of Grant. He’s a hard-hitting, top-order batter and is right-handed too, which helps us with the make-up of our batting line-up,” added Gloucestershire head coach Dale Benkenstein.

“To have Grant available for the T20 competition but also as back-up for Marcus Harris in the County Championship provides us with added quality in the batting unit during a crucial period of cricket for us.

“He also gives us an extra option with the gloves, too, so I’m really pleased to be welcoming Grant to the team.”

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