Batsman Williamson keen to develop at Gloucestershire

Kane Williamson
Williamson has played five Tests for New Zealand

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson says he is aiming to develop his game during his spell at Gloucestershire.

The 20-year-old, who played for the Black Caps in this year's World Cup, made 41 on his debut in Sunday's CB40 win over Unicorns.

"There's a lot of lessons to be learned in playing county cricket," Williamson told BBC Gloucestershire.

"I'm keen to learn over here through playing a lot of cricket and hopefully contributing to a strong season."

Williamson, who is Gloucestershire's second overseas player alongside Muttiah Muralitharan, made an impressive start to his Test career for New Zealand, hitting 131 on his debut in November against India.

He continued: "I was certainly keen to come and play over the winter.

"It's a lot different to back home and you tend to play a lot more cricket so you're playing day in and day out and you learn a lot about your game.

"I'm really enjoying it, they're a great bunch of lads and it's quite a young side this year so it's exciting."

Gloucestershire beat Unicorns by 24 runs at Bristol, but after opting to bat first they lost two early wickets before Chris Taylor hit a century to rescue the innings.

Williamson, who shared a fourth wicket stand of 103 with Taylor, added: "You always want to see the boys at the top do the job but it's the way cricket goes sometimes and you have to come out and consolidate on a slow wicket and bite your tongue.

"It was nice to get out there and spend a bit of time in the middle and contribute a little bit."