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World ambition: Graeme McCarter

World ambition: Graeme McCarter

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World ambition: Graeme McCarter

Graeme McCarter may have resigned himself to missing out on a World Cup place but the Ireland international has confirmed where he will be playing next summmer.

McCarter (22) is returning to his roots in the North West and has joined Coleraine as the 2013 Premiership champions aim to bounce back after a disappointing defence this year.

Not retained by Gloucestershire, after six years in Bristol, the former Killyclooney and Fox Lodge bowler follows fellow Irish pace bowler Craig Young back home from county cricket and, a certainty for the North West Warriors side next season, McCarter will be in pole position to regain his place in the Ireland side.

"I was keen to stay in the North West and am delighted to be joining a club with plenty of youth in the side and plenty of ambition," said McCarter.

"I am looking forward to getting back into club cricket once more and meeting up again with lads I played with and against before going to Gloucester.

"My main now is to do well with Coleraine and also to work hard in the inter-provincial squad and see where that takes me."

A return to club cricket, with Bready, has not affected Young's international prospects - he will be going to the World Cup in February - and McCarter will be hoping to match the progress of the former Sussex professional.

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