County recall is the carrot for Gibson
expected to arrive on Australian shores.
“I was waiting about three weeks for a visa, so I missed the first two rounds and it was quite frustrating,” Gibson said.
“I was just waiting around, and when the visa finally came, I was on the plane the same day.
“With the time difference it was quite annoying because it would take a day or two for them to respond. They wanted me to fill in forms and it actually took quite a while before I could submit the visa. But now I’m here and it’s done, so hopefully I can help the lads win a flag.”
In his two games for the Two Blues, Gibson has contributed 24 in his only knock against Geelong City and 2-60 in his sole effort with the ball in the current clash against North Geelong.
An opening bat for Worcestershire last season, Gibson is happy to slot into the middle order, where he has plied his trade for much of his career.
“I’ll bat four or five and be the third seamer,” Gibson said.
“The key is I’ll just fit in where I’m needed because the lads are two from two and when I came here I didn’t want to disrupt anything.
“We’ve got a couple of seamers and two really good spinners in ‘Chis’ (George Chisholm) and Nick Fairchild.
“It’s just different with the Kookaburra ball, the seamers aren’t as effective.
“The Duke ball in England swings for 50 overs, so if you look after it, it’s good.”
While only new to the GCA, Gibson believes the standard is slightly below the Yorkshire Premier League.
“From what I’ve seen, Stamford cricket is probably a bit better, but it’s hard because I’ve only played against one club, Geelong City,” Gibson said.
“I’ve played against Richie Oliver quite a bit back home in England and you got the gist that if he didn’t make many, they (Geelong City) wouldn’t make many as a side.
“But the depth is much better in the Stamford league. This week North Geelong batted well, but the pitch was quite flat, so it’s hard to get a gauge of the depth and standard.”