CD Stags' Marty Kain signs for Dukinfield - 24/10/14

Marty Kain DUKINFIELD have signed Central Districts left-arm spin bowling all-rounder Marty Kain for the 2015 season.

Kain (26) is left-arm orthodox spinner and clean striking batsman playing in the shorter formats for the Central Districts Stags in New Zealand's domestic cricket.

To date, he has played 3 First-Class (4 wickets at 61.00), 16 List A (22 wickets at 29.13) and 18 T20 (22 wickets at 29.13, initially for the Canterbury Wizards, but in recent years for the Stags.

India batsman Yuvraj Singh once described Marty Kain, in his vernacular, as bowling like a "dying worm".

The lanky, 6ft-plus bowler jogs up from behind the umpire, puts himself almost in a pause, akin to a TV freeze frame, before launching the ball in a sling-like fashion by carrying his body weight on the back foot in preying mantis fashion. His unusual technique has certainly worked wonders in white ball cricket in recent years.

Kain will join the Lancashire County League outfit after two successful stints abroad in the Surrey Championship.

In 2010, he helped Camberley to promotion in Division 2 finishing second in the league wicket aggregates (41 wickets at 15.95), alongside a breath-taking 55-ball 124 in a Three Counties League match.

The following year, he joined victorious Premier side Wimbledon where he continued to make an impression, albeit due to the quality of the south London side, wasn't always required with the bat and ball.

Kain is hoping though, upon his return to England next summer that he'll make a big impact in both departments for his new club Dukinfield.

 

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