Feb 262019

Heywood will have a new addition to the first team as former Northants and Glamorgan batsman James Kettleborough has signed for the coming season.

The 26 year old made his first class debut for Northants in 2014 and made his List A debut against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford that same year. He went on to play for Glamorgan and spent last summer playing for Derbyshire 2nd XI. He continues to play minor counties cricket but will be available for selection at Crimble.

Kettleborough in Northants action

Kettleborough in Northants action

Kettleborough joins former Pakistan international Faisal Iqbal at the club and will help replace the loss of some senior players following the departures of Travis Townsend, Andy Kerr and Danny Pawson over the winter.

New skipper Sean Burrill is looking forward to the new signing joining up with the squad, “James is an experienced cricketer and is a good age to fit in with our other players. He has first class experience and will be playing plenty of minor counties cricket which we hope will give him every chance to perform well for us. We are really excited to have James and Faisal add to our batting”.

Cricket Chairman Roger Smethurst was also please to welcome Kettleborough to Heywood, “We were keen to sign someone who would not only bolster our batting line up but also could offer some support to the younger players as they continue their development and James can be a great addition in this regard. Alongside Faisal he will be invaluable at training and in supporting Sean and the players in not only their technical development but also in how the team approaches matches and how we play our cricket. I am sure I speak for all our supporters in wishing James every success at the club.”

Heywood get underway with friendlies against Lancashire Under 19′s and then Middleton CC on the 13th and 14th of April, both at Crimble, before the league action starts the follwing weekend.


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  2 Responses to “Kettleborough Joins Iqbal As Heywood Prepare For Season”

  1. Roger’s like Harry Redknapp in the transfer market…love it.

    Well in the Sheriff and all those involved in bringing in what look like two quality, quality signings to play alongside the lads already at the club.

    Bring on the summer and hopefully promotion back to the Premier League!

  2. I am pleased to see the two class signings looking forward to the season it’s a long way to travel from Eastbourne but it looks like it will be worth it see you all this summer
    Kind regards
    John revington

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