Sawbridgeworth jump for Jeet - 08/03/16

Vishi Jeet

SAWBRIDGEWORTH have signed Auckland's bright spin bowling prospect Vishi Jeet for their Hertfordshire League campaign.

Jeet (22) is a left-arm spinner who has dominated Premier Club cricket for the Auckland University over the past few seasons and he was finally rewarded with his first-class debut against the Northern Knights in February 2015.

His selection followed his record-breaking exploits for Auckland at the National Provincial A Tournament. He was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament (18 wickets at 15.72) and, in doing so became the highest wicket-taker ever in a single National Provincial A tournament.

Jeet impressed on debut taking the wickets of three Test players (BJ Watlking, Dean Brownlie and Ish Sodhi) on his way to match figures of 3-87 from 33 overs. 

At the point of writing, Jeet is the league’s highest wicket-taker (57 wickets at 13.89) and has also scored 214 runs at 21.40. He has previously topped the Auckland Premier wicket-charts in 2013/14 taking 67 wickets at 13.29 including 6 five-wicket hauls and best bowling figures of 7-58. He also scored a half-century (57) amongst 168 runs at 21 to finish third on the MVP charts behind English County batsman Michael Thornely and Josh Tasman-Jones.

The previous summer wasn’t too shabby either - 60 wickets at 14.22 to finish as the leading spin bowling wicket-taker and third overall. He took a handful of 5-wicket hauls, including 10 wickets in a match against Birkenhead (5-53 and 5-31).

Eager to continue his development, Jeet spent two seasons in the Birmingham and District Premier League (Division 3) for Kings Heath. He enjoyed a productive maiden season, finishing third on the division wicket charts with 44 wickets at 15.68, including three 5 wicket hauls. He also shined with the bat hitting 620 runs at 26.96 including a hundred in the Arden Sunday League, where 445 (at 63.57) of his season tally of runs were scored.

The following season (2014) he continued to shine, particularly with the ball taking 34 wickets at 16.08 (alongside 203 runs at 16.91) before he was required to un-expectedly return home early.

Jeet will be eager to make a big impact in the Hertfordshire Premier League for Sawbridgeworth in 2016 and further his claims for an Aces re-call.


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