Phil Mustard: Gloucestershire sign Durham wicketkeeper-batsman on two-year deal

Phil Mustard
Phil Mustard has taken 648 catches in 195 first-class matches, averaging 30.55 with the bat

Gloucestershire have signed Durham wicketkeeper-batsman Phil Mustard on a two-year deal following a loan spell.

The 33-year-old, who played 12 limited-overs games for England in 2007-08, joined Gloucestershire on loan in July.

Mustard holds the Durham record for appearances in first-class and T20 cricket, helping them win five trophies during his time at the Riverside.

"What I saw in the team during the five weeks on loan was very pleasing," he told Gloucestershire's website.external-link

"Gloucestershire gave me the opportunity to play red ball cricket this summer and it was fair to give them the first shot at putting a contract on the table."

Mustard spent 16 years at Durhamexternal-link - who were relegated to Division Two over financial issues on Monday - and has scored 8,098 first-class runs so far in his career.

He also had a loan spell with Lancashire during the 2015 season.

Meanwhile, Gloucestershire seamer Tom Hampton - who has played four first-class matches so far in his career - has left the club after his contract expired.