CIYMS have added a second Canterbury star to its ranks in the form of Edward Nuttall, for their upcoming 2023 NCU campaign.
Nuttall is an exciting left-arm quick playing for Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket.
The former New Zealand Under-19 star, who played in the 2012 ICC World Cup alongside the likes of Ish Sodhi and CricX stars Cam Fletcher and Sean Davey is now targeting full national honours.
Former Canterbury, now Blackcaps coach, Gary Stead, believes Nuttall is a quick with plenty of potential.
“He is bowling at more than 130km and is in the early 140s when he gets it right. I would be surprised if he doesn’t have an international future ahead of him if he continues the way he’s bowling at the moment.
“He swings the ball as well and that’s been his big strength, he gets the ball to swing late. When you start putting swing on top of [speed], it creates uncertainty.”
Nuttall has already featured as part of New Zealand’s winter academy, working alongside Shane Bond and Dayle Hadlee.
Nuttall has been a stand-out across all formats, with over 260 wickets and four 5-wicket hauls to date. He boasts best figures of 6-35 taken during his prolific 2014/15 Plunket Shield campaign (21 wickets at 22.42).
The following season, he backed up with 11 wickets at 18.36 in red ball alongside 18 wickets at 19.38 to finish as the second-leading wicket-taker in the Ford Trophy.
His exploits for the State culminated with New Zealand A selection. However, stress fractures, unfortunately, hampered his progression over the next few years, but Nuttall is now back to full fitness and bowling without pain, which will bode well for both Canterbury and his international ambitions moving forward.
The left-arm quick is clearly a huge talent who is set to return to the UK following his stint with Kent League powerhouse Bexley last summer. He will link up with fellow Canterbury player, Theo van Woerkom, having signed with CIYMS for their 2023 Northern Cricket Union campaign.