Aberfeldie is delighted to announce the signing of Northants run machine Charlie Thurston for its 2022/23 VTCA campaign.

Charlie is a professional cricketer who, up till his release at the end of the 2022 season, was a contracted player with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

Thurston is an outstanding top-order batsman & right-arm off-spinner who has 39 professional appearances across all formats. The 26-year-old made his first-class debut back in 2016 for Loughborough University where he was studying at the time. In 2017, Charlie scored 126 against his now employers Northants for the university side resulting in gaining a full-time contract.

Since then he has been an integral part of the Northants first-team squad, going on to play 19 first-class fixtures where the right-handed Thurston has scored 735 runs @ 26.25 including two half-centuries and two centuries. In List A cricket, the talented pro has made 8 appearances scoring 153 runs @ 30.60 whilst also adding appearances in 12 T20 fixtures.

Whilst first-team opportunities at Northants have been limited throughout 2022, Charlie has had a superb season in counties 2XI. The elegant stroke-maker has helped himself to 881 runs at an average of 81.25. The ability to score big runs is clear for all to see as Cambridge-born Charlie has plundered scores of 145, 253, and 283* in the space of 2 months.

Charlie is a dynamic fielder who also bowls his occasional off-spin for club side Shenley Village in the Herefordshire Cricket League. Turning out for Shenley seventeen times last season, he scored 698 runs at 41.06, whilst also adding 26 wickets at 25.85.

The run machine is set to play for Aberfeldie Cricket Club for their 2022/23 Victorian Turf Cricket Association campaign, where he’ll be out to impress.