Ashington has moved swiftly to replace their original pro with the signing of St Kitts star Jeremiah Louis for their 2023 North East Premier League campaign.
Louis is a quick bowling all-rounder from St. Kitts who plays domestic cricket for the Leeward Islands.
Since his debut during the 2014/15 season, he has become a key figure in his side, particularly in red-ball cricket taking 121 wickets at 26.80 alongside 1,343 runs at 23.56 in 50 first-class matches.
The paceman, who has also featured for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League (2016-22), really started to hit his straps during the 2016/17 season, taking best figures of 4-4 amongst 17 wickets at 22.47 in the WICB Regional 4-Day Tournament.
The following season, he dominated the first-class competition, finishing 4th on the wicket-charts (40 wickets at 23.45), and 2nd leading wicket (behind Keemo Paul), to propel him to Windies A selection. He would go on to play 2 first-class matches against the touring England Lions in February 2018.
Surprisingly, Louis suffered a lean 2018/19 campaign but was back amongst the wickets during the 2019/20 WICB Regional Tournament, where he produced averages of 28.40, and 30, with ball and bat, respectively. He would then bag another 12 wickets at 18.41 on the resumption of first-class cricket in 2022, to earn a Windies A spot on their tour to Bangladesh (Aug 2022).
Louis, whilst known for his bowling, is also a hard-hitting batter in the lower-middle order. Over the most recent domestic season (2022/23), he evidenced his all-round quality hitting 197 runs at 28.14, and now boasts 4 half centuries in first-class cricket to his name.
The talented bowling all-rounder is quite the prospect who is set to showcase his skills in UK club cricket this summer having signed with Ashington for their 2023 North East Premier League campaign.