County re­call is the car­rot for Gib­son

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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.”

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