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Former Kiwi batsman Marshall to leave Gloucestershire

By AFP, London
09th-Jun-2016       
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Former New Zealand international batsman Hamish Marshall is to end his 11 year spell at English country side Gloucestershire, he said on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old -- who appeared for the Black Caps in 13 Tests, 66 One Day Internationals and three Twenty20s -- is Gloucestershire's highest scorer in Twenty20s having accrued 2,537 runs.
Marshall -- who along with brother James became the second set of twins to play Test cricket together following the legendary Australian pair Steve and Mark Waugh -- also played a pivotal role in Gloucestershire winning the One-Day Cup trophy last year.
"I have so many amazing memories from my time here but the highlight has to be winning the One-Day Cup at Lord's last year -- that is something that will stay with me forever," said Marshall.
Gloucestershire paid a handsome tribute to Marshall, who hopes to carry on playing cricket back in New Zealand once the county season winds up later this year. "Hamish is a model professional and has been a wonderful role model and ambassador for the club," said chief executive Will Brown.
Marshall's international career -- he had a top score of 160 in Test cricket against Sri Lanka and an ODI career best of 101 against Pakistan -- with New Zealand came to an end once he acquired an Irish passport in 2008, which made him a home-qualified player for Gloucestershire.

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