Kamau Leverock makes immediate impact for Caythorpe
Kamau Leverock has hit the ground running at Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League side Caythorpe.
The Bermuda all-rounder made an immediate impact in his first outing of the season with the club to help guide the hosts to a convincing five-wicket league win against visiting Mansfield Hosiery Mills on May 1.
Leverock was brought into the attack as second change and proved more than equal to the task as he blew away the visitors top order on the way to impressive figures of four for 33.
Among Leverock’s victims were Dane Schadendorf, who stroked a match high 68 from 83 balls, and Adam Dobb, the Mansfield captain, who he held a return catch off his own bowling to dislodge.
The visitors were eventually dismissed for 165 in 45.5 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first.
Leverock then capped a fine all round display by smashing a typically aggressive 22 from 18 balls, thumping a six and two boundaries before being caught out.
The home side overcame a wobbly start which saw them pegged back at 39 for three before Leverock helped steady the ship via a 46 run partnership with Hishaam Khan.
Caythorpe replied with 168 for five in 31.4 overs to win the 50 overs contest comfortably.
Khan led the run chase with 40 from 63 balls, which included five boundaries, and featured in a match wining 40-run partnership with Andrew Staszkiewicz (14), the Caythorpe captain, that carried the hosts safely across the line with 74 balls to spare.
James Hindson provided solid support for Leverock in the bowling attack as he claimed three for 28 while fellow all-rounder Khan and new ball partner Max Shenton claimed one each.
Leverock, who earned Premier Division MVP honours after thriving with the bat on his debut season for Somerset last summer, declined to comment when approached by this newspaper.
Caythorpe are back in action today in the league away to Kimberly Institute Cricket Club at the 2bm Ground.
The Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League is the top level of competition for recreational club cricket in Nottinghamshire, England and has been a designated ECB Premier League since its formation in 1999.
It attracts many top players with former England fast bowler Alex Tudor and all-rounder Usman Afzaal and Saqlain Mushtaq, the former Pakistan off spinner, among the notable stars to have showcased their talents in the league.
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