Barnsley Woolley Miners are delighted to announce the signing of promising Kiwi batter Jacob Cumming for their 2024 Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League campaign.
Cumming is an exceptional prospect currently playing for Otago in New Zealand domestic cricket.
A left-hand opening batter who bowls medium pace, he has excelled through every level to date and is now playing professional cricket for the Volts.
Son for former Blackcaps batter, and TV pundit Craig Cumming, the youngster has been earmarked for international honours and has already earned New Zealand Under-19s, Development, and XI recognition.
Described by kiwi sports journalist Kris Shannon as one of the five “rising kiwi cricket stars to watch” (January 2023), Cumming was one of the new faces on the Otago Volts’ contract list last summer (2022/23).
A stand-out performer throughout Otago’s Pathway programs, including district age-group and provincial A men’s, more recently Cumming made his Volt’s debut in the 2021/22 Plunket Shield scoring 161 runs at 26.8.
Last season, he continued to open the batting for Otago alongside Blackcaps left-hander Hamish Rutherford, scoring 254 runs at 28.22 including his maiden fifty (59).
The promising left-hander was picked to play for a New Zealand XI against the touring English side (Feb 2022). Opening the batting, Cumming scored an impressive 48 from 79 balls against an attack featuring Anderson, Broad, Stone, Robinson, Potts, and Leach.
Cumming really is quite the prospect who embarked on his maiden UK stint last summer. Playing for Frenchay in the strong West of England Premier League, he enjoyed success with both bat and ball.
For 2024, Cumming is set for his second overseas stint having signed with Barnsley Woolley Miners for their Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League campaign.
Check out footage of Cumming below: