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Bermuda captain Kamau Leverock signs for Rode Park and Lawton CC

On the move: Kamau Leverock will turn out for Rode Park and Lawton Cricket Club in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Cricket League in England this season. (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Kamau Leverock is poised to embark on a new chapter in his career, after joining forces with Rode Park & Lawton Cricket Club, who play in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Cricket League in England.

The Bermuda captain has agreed to the terms of an undisclosed deal, to represent the club during the upcoming season.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of Bermuda international Kamau Leverock for the upcoming season,” the club said in a statement.

“Many thanks to Danny Arshad and ProSports for making this happen.”

Rode Park and Lawton were relegated to division three last term, but hope the acquisition of all-rounder Leverock, can help turn their fortunes around, as they bid for promotion.

The club have two senior and six junior teams, and play their home matches at Rode Hall Estate in Rode Heath, Cheshire.

In addition to the league, the first team also play in the Talbot Cup and North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Cricket Premier League T20 cup competitions.

In an effort to improve the standard of cricket at senior level and achieve their target of regaining division one status, Rode Park & Lawton have relied on home-grown talent and the services of one professional.

The club have employed a number of local players as professionals, as well as attracting first-class overseas players from the West Indies, Sri Lanka and India since the 1970s.

Leverock, 27, is no stranger to the English club cricket scene, having played the past two years with Caythorpe, in the Nottinghamshire Premier League.

The left-handed batsman stroked 633 runs, including a century, and claimed 37 wickets with his right-arm seam.

Leverock was appointed as Bermuda captain last year, and led them at the T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Antigua, where they finished third.

“The Bermuda Cricket Board wishes to congratulate Mr Leverock on joining Rode Park and Lawton Cricket Club,” Cal Blankendal, the BCB executive director, told The Royal Gazette.

“This bodes well for his future development and also the Bermuda national team.

“We look forward to seeing him have success, on and off the field, and may many other players follow in his pathway, so that we can have a robust and exciting national team to compete at the ICC level.”

Recently, Leverock featured alongside Bermuda team-mate Delray Rawlins for the Florida Scorpions, who reached the semi-final of the US Open Cricket T20 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in December.

The Bermudian pair produced a match-winning 55-run third-wicket partnership to guide their team to a convincing eight-wicket win over Clarion County Eagles in their opening group B match, at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale.

Leverock struck 54 from 41 balls, lashing five fours and two sixes, while fellow left-hander Rawlins, hammered a ruthless 38 from 21, with four sixes and a four.

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Published February 01, 2022 at 7:57 am (Updated February 04, 2022 at 10:35 am)

Bermuda captain Kamau Leverock signs for Rode Park and Lawton CC

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