Orrell sign Stags' Internet Sensation Bevan Small - 09/03/15

Bevan Small BattingORRELL RED TRIANGLE have signed Central Stags all-rounder Bevan Small for their 2015 season.

Small (23) is an explosive all-rounder playing for this summer’s Ford Trophy champions’ Central Districts in New Zealand domestic cricket.

Small starred in the one-day final against the Auckland Aces, belting a 12-ball 29* (SR: 241.66) to help the Stags post 271. In reply, he reduced the Aces to 67-4, taking out the three Cachopa brother’s en-route to figures of 3-40 (8), helping pave the way to a 78-run victory.

Small has been a stand-out performer for Central Districts in recent years, but due to a long-standing rib injury, he has been forced to play predominantly in the shorter formats. To date, the former New Zealand Under-19 quick has played 12 first-class, 19 List-A and 22 Twenty20 games.

Small initially shot to prominence in January 2012, when acting as a substitute fielder for the Stags against the Aces in the HRV Cup. Twelfth man Small, lurking on the boundary at cow corner, made ground to snaffle the ball in one hand but, as he hurtled over the boundary rope, tossed the ball back to veteran Michael Mason, advancing to back up his fielder, to dismiss Brad Wilson.

His efforts went viral on the internet, registering a million views on You Tube within days (as it stands, the catch now has neigh on 2 millions views). The media have lauded the catch as “one of the best ever”, but the overnight internet sensation plays down the catch as he strives to make a name for himself for the Stags, with bat and ball in hand.

He has subsequently bagged CD contracts over the past few seasons and he looks set for a long career in the game.

Small is a fantastic talent and genuine prospect for New Zealand cricket, particularly in the shorter formats. He has just signed to play with Orrell Red Triangle in the Liverpool Competition this summer, however, due to his rib condition, the Stags' all-rounder will play as a batsman. He will be hoping to impress throughout the summer during what will be his maiden stint abroad.

 

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