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Cameron Jeffers smashes 77 and is among the wickets in England

Cameron Jeffers

Cameron Jeffers produced with bat and ball to guide Marshfield Cricket Club to a convincing 131-run home win over West of England Premier Cricket League rivals Marlborough on Saturday.

Marshfield posted 305 all out in 44.4 overs after being sent in to bat with No 9 batter Jeffers providing the bulk of the scoring, lashing 11 fours and two sixes in a swashbuckling innings of 77 from 55 balls.

The Bermudian came to the crease with the home side at 157 for seven and dominated a 137-run eight-wicket partnership with fellow lower-order batter Sam Duckett, who hit an unbeaten 51, from 55 balls, which included eight boundaries, to put the home side in a commanding position.

Jeffers attributes his sparkling form with the bat to the hard work he has put into training in the nets through the winter.

“I’m definitely happy with the performance,” Jeffers told The Royal Gazette

“It’s something that I have been working on through the winter, especially the area that I hit and the balls that I went after.

“I have been working a lot this winter on targeting straight and also picking the right length of ball to do that to and it came off quite well, so super, super pleased.”

Max Bradley (23), Calum Burnstone (32), Gareth Grant (25) and Frank Akankwas (30) were among the other Marshfield batters making starts at the crease.

First-change bowler Frederick Walker led theMarlborough attack with five for 47 from nine overs which included a maiden.

With an asking rate of 6.1, Marlborough came up well short in their chase after being dismissed for 174 in 38 overs, with Jeffers also holding his own with the ball.

The leg spinner was brought into his team’s attack as first change and went on to claim two for 38 from ten overs, which included one maiden.

“I have been working a lot on my variation. I’ve got my googly and my slider going and using them in tandem to set people up,” Jeffers said.

“It’s something that I have been crafting over the winter and it's come together really, really nicely.

“More importantly it's come together when the team really needed it, so I’m definitely proud and happy with it and happy with the day’s work to get the boys across the line, which is what really matters.”

Jeffers hopes his superb all-round display does not go unnoticed by the national team selectors as he is keen to again represent his country on the international scene.

“I haven’t really put on Bermuda colours in the last two years and I do miss it and I am trying to get back there,” he said.

“Hopefully it gives the selectors a little nudge to have a look in my direction and see what I have been working on and how I can impact the team.”

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Published May 19, 2024 at 5:11 pm (Updated May 20, 2024 at 7:34 am)

Cameron Jeffers smashes 77 and is among the wickets in England

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