Town sign Kiwi cricketer

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Wisbech Town CC have signed Kiwi off-spinner Thomas Meyrick as an overseas player.

The Cambs Premier League side secured the services of New Zealander Meyrick, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, and is a fine spin bowling prospect who progressed through the Canterbury Wizards age-groups and was recently selected for the Canterbury A side.

Following performances for Mid Canterbury at both age-group and senior level in the national Hawke Cup competition, he was awarded a scholarship to attend Lincoln University in Christchurch.

He subsequently joined Premier club side Marist Harewood and has since played with success, in the Canterbury Metro Cricket Association (41 wickets at 28.46 up until the end of the 2013/14 season).

Meyrick has been Canterbury’s front-line spinner in both their National Under 18 (14 wickets at 24.35) and U19 (14 wickets at 26.28) tournaments, which ultimately have culminated with Canterbury Under-20s and A selection.

Last summer, he won the John Cowens Award for the most Premier club wickets (27) as an Under-20s bowler.

Meyrick is now actively pushing towards first-class honours.