Leverock capture boosts Somerset
Expectations will be high for Kamau Leverock who is poised to showcase his talents for his new club Somerset in the Premier Division Twenty20 competition this season.
The all-rounder, who is already an integral part of Somerset’s Cup Match team, has joined from Flatts Victoria and is expected to make his debut in the not too distant future.
Michael Corday, the Somerset cricket chairman, is thrilled to have secured Leverock’s services.
“We all know what Kamau brings to the table; he is a three-point man and quality throughout,” Corday said.
Corday believes that Leverock’s pedigree and experience will help to develop some of the younger players at the club.
“Kamau brings valuable tools to the table and a lot of experience, and right now we need that kind of guidance for our youngsters,” Corday added. “We have a lot of talented youngsters but usually you don’t get consistency from youngsters, so they just need the guidance and I am looking forward to it and excited about it. I think it’s huge and a missing piece, and I am really excited about it.”
Somerset suffered a 38-run defeat at the home to St David’s in their top-flight T20 season opener at the weekend.
Jeff Richardson’s team did well to restrict the visiting side to 127 for five but fell well short in the run chase after limping to 89 for six in reply.
Reflecting on the match, Corday said: “It’s the same every week with us and I know Jeff speaks to this often.
“We have so much young talent but I don’t think we quite have that grit and grind yet, which is why it’s so important we get these senior players like Leverock in.”
Corday added: ”Chris Douglas actually looked like he was going to make some runs and that run out by ‘Pudda’ [St David’s captain Justin Pitcher] was brilliant and sort of turned it.
“My boy [Justin Corday] was bowling well and then hurt his back and had to go off the field so there were a couple of things that transpired that may have turned the game a bit. And let’s not forget that St David’s are a quality team. But we are OK and are not pushing any panic buttons. We are fine.”
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