AUCC's Patel heading to Hillhead - 06/04/16

Ketan Patel

HILLHEAD have signed promising spinner Ketan Patel for their Western District Cricket Union campaign.

Patel (20) has starred for the Premier Reserves in 2015/16 taking 30 wickets at 14.87, all with an economy rate of 2.41 per over.

Patel only converted to spin two seasons ago following a stress fracture to his lower back. He was previously a quick who had featured for the AUCC Premier side.

Since his transition, Patel has impressed, taking 25 wickets at 23.48 during his first full season applying his new art (2014/15) and given his exploits this summer, he’s pushing for a Premier return.

Whilst known for his left-arm spin, Patel is a competent lower-middle order bat who averaged 20.88 in 2014/15 and 14.50 this summer.

Clearly a talented cricketer, Patel is also heavily involved with coaching. An accredited NZC level 2 (UKCC 3 equivalent) coach, he acts as the head coach for AUCC’s Senior Premier Woman’s, Winter Academy, Glendowie High School 1st XI and the East District Cricket Association Year 7’s.

Patel has recently signed with Scottish club Hillhead for their WDCU campaign this summer.

 

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