Carrickfergus Cricket Club are very pleased to announce that former Gloucestershire and Ireland opening bowler Graeme McCarter will be playing his cricket at Middle Road in the 2021 season.
The 28 year old North West man has been playing for Civil Service North since 2016, taking 87 wickets @ 19.46, as well as contributing 994 runs @ 23.29 for the Stormont club. He has also been a regular member of the Northern Knights Inter-provincial team, and has picked up 33 wickets in all formats since his debut in 2016.
Prior to that, after playing for Ireland at Under 13 and 15 level, McCarter was signed by Gloucestershire’s Academy in 2008. He signed a contract with Gloucestershire CCC in 2010, making his county debut 2 years later, and remained there until the end of the 2014 season.
He made his full international debut for Ireland v Namibia at Stormont in 2011, and went on to win 7 caps for his country. He also represented Ireland at the 2012 Under 19 World Cup.
The well-travelled Co. Londonderry man toured Australia with the Irish team in 2014, and has also played club cricket in both Australia, and latterly New Zealand, where he has spent the last two winters as professional at the former club of ex Carrick overseas pro Michael Taiaroa.
McCarter becomes the third close season signing by the ambitious Carrickfergus club. Club Chairman Billy Crook said “We look forward to welcoming Graeme to Middle Road next season, and are delighted to have secured the services of another quality player”