Bracebridge Heath is delighted to confirm the signing of kiwi run machine Daniel Stanley for their 2023 Lincolnshire Cricket Board Premier League campaign.

Stanley is an explosive left-hand top-order batter and useful seamer playing for Heathcote in the Christchurch Metro Cricket Association.

A former New Zealand Under-19 and Canterbury A representative, Stanley has been a stand-out in Premier cricket in recent years since his move from Old Boys’ Collegians to his current club Heathcote.

Last summer (2021/22), he was the Roger Blunt Memorial Trophy recipient courtesy of his extraordinary summer. The punishing left-hander topped the Christchurch Metro Premiership run charts. His tally (1,021 runs at 46) was the fifth-highest aggregate in Canterbury history after Walter Hadlee (1,110 runs in 1941/42), Roger Blunt (1,071 runs in 1924/25), Oscar Wilson (1,044 runs in 2020/21), and Ben Harris (1,040 runs in 1987/88).

Holder of a UK Ancestry Visa, Stanley has also produced runs aplenty abroad with successful stints with Formby (2017) sandwiched between two with Richmond (2016, 2018).

Over his three seasons, Stanley racked up 3 hundreds, and 16 fifties amongst 2,615 runs at 38.46. He also weighed in with 54 wickets at 20.54 with his brisk medium pace.

Having not returned since his Premiership-winning season with Richmond (2018), the in-form kiwi is now set to embark on a fourth stint having signed with Bracebridge Heath for their 2023 Lincolnshire Cricket Board Premier League campaign.