Stags' sensation heads to Wiltshire - 04/02/16

Bevan Small Batting

BURBAGE & EASTERN ROYAL sign explosive Kiwi all-rounder Bevan Small for their 2016 campain in the WEPL. 

Small (23) is playing for back-to-back Ford Trophy champions Central Districts in New Zealand domestic cricket, where he played a starring role in both finals victories.

In January 2016, he helped the Stags defend their one-day crown with 3 wickets against Canterbury. A year earlier, he'd belted a 12-ball 29* to help the Stags post 271 and, in reply, he reduced the Aces to 67-4, taking out the three Cachopa brothers en-route to figures of 3-40 (8).

Initially shooting to prominence in January 2010 when his incredible catch for the Stags went viral online, registering a million views within days and being lauded "one of the best ever", the former New Zealand Under-19 quick has, to date, played 12 first-class, 27 List-A and 25 Twenty20 games.

Whilst Small has been selected by the Stags primarily as a seamer, with 38 wickets at 24.73 and 43 wickets at 25.18 in first-class and List-A respectively, he has already shown his explosive power with the bat for the club.

He is a proven batsman at Premier club and Hawke Cup level for Manawatu, with centuries for both, including a record-breaking 225 from only 109 balls (17x4s, 20x6s) for club side Freyberg in 2013/14. He also boasts a 125* in a 50-over semi-final and 101*, during his 2014/15 season average of 45.

The talented youngster also enjoyed a successful maiden season abroad in 2015 for Orrell Red Triangle. Playing as a batsman and occasional off-spin bowler, Small finished second on the Liverpool League (2nd Division) run charts with 868 runs at 57.87, alongside 22 wickets at 15.82 with his offies.

Following his success home and abroad, Small is set for another UK stint in 2016. He'll follow in the footsteps of compatriots Michael Papps and Luke Woodcock to play in the West of England Premier League for Burbage and Easton Royal this summer.


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