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The Bristol club have added cover in the wicketkeeping position for the next two Second XI Championship games against Glamorgan and Hampshire

Charlie Tear has joined Gloucestershire from Sussex on a two-week loan deal.

The Scotland international wicketkeeper will be available for two Second XI Championship fixtures against Glamorgan in Newport starting on Monday (April 29).

That will be followed by the trip to Hampshire (May 7). The deal is due to run until Saturday, May 11.

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Currently, there are no plans for him to be involved with the first team for whom James Bracey takes the gloves.

Tear, 19, has played three first-class matches and two One-Day Cup games for Sussex.

He spent part of March playing for Scotland across their tour of the United Arab Emirates during which he made his full one-day and T20 international debuts.

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Upon making his Championship bow in 2022, Tear struck a half-century on debut against Glamorgan against an attack comprising James Harris, Michael Hogan and Timm van der Gugten.

Gloucestershire kicked off their Second XI Championship season with a commanding 144-run win over Worcestershire at Kidderminster.

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