Beau Webster signs for Gloucester for 2024 Vitality Blast
Gloucestershire Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of Australian all-rounder Beau Webster
for the 2024 T20 Vitality Blast campaign.
A right-handed bat who bowls both right-arm medium and off-spin, Webster will join up with his
new teammates in Bristol in late May. Eligible to play in the entirety of Shire’s Blast campaign,
Webster will also be available for selection for Gloucestershire’s County Championship fixtures
against Yorkshire and Glamorgan in June.
Hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, Webster has previous experience of playing in England having
starred for Essex in the most recent edition of the Metro Bank One Day Cup last season. In eight
matches for the Chelmsford outfit, Webster was among the top 10 best-performing bowlers in the
competition with 14 wickets and an economy of 5.47. With the bat, the 30-year-old scored 280 runs
at an average of 37.14.
Speaking of his excitement at signing for Gloucestershire, Webster said: “I am really excited and
very grateful for the opportunity to join Gloucestershire for the 2024 Vitality Blast campaign.
“I’m looking forward to not only developing my game further in the UK but also to playing a part in
helping the team win matches during my time here. I can’t wait to meet my teammates and get
Webster started his career in 2014 at Tasmania, where he stills players now, and for whom this
season he has scored 554 runs at an average of 61.55 in the 2023/24 Sheffield Shield, second only in
the run-scoring chart to Cameron Bancroft. The towering 6’6” all-rounder also has 13 wickets from
seven appearances in Australia’s top first-class competition.
In the Marsh Cup, a 50-over tournament, Webster has 247 runs from five matches at an average of
49.40 and also has five wickets to his name.
Alongside his exploits for Tasmania, Webster has also impressed in the recent Big Bash League with
Melbourne Stars. Having played in nine matches Webster has scored the sixth-most runs in the T20
competition, 262, at an average of 43.66. In his last outing vs his hometown team Hobart Hurricanes,
Webster scored an unbeaten 55.
Mark Alleyne, Head Coach at Gloucestershire Cricket, commented: “Beau is an incredibly well-
rounded player who is experienced across all formats and offers a great option with both the bat and
“He’s enjoyed a good season in the Big Bash League and will bring with him a lot of knowledge of
playing in T20 franchise cricket, particularly in Australia. Beau is a tall, powerful player who can have
a terrific impact on a game, and has I’m really excited to have Beau join us for the Vitality Blast and
to see him help win cricket matches for Gloucestershire.”