Driffield Town is delighted to confirm the signing of Indian spinner Mayank Mishra for their 2022 Yorkshire Premier League North campaign.
Mishra is a talented left-arm spin bowling all-rounder who finally broke into professional cricket in 2018/19, following years of toil in club and office cricket.
Playing for Uttarakhand, alongside IPL legend Rajat Bhatia, Mishra took 18 wickets at 22.55 with best match bowling figures of 8-80 in 5 Ranji Trophy (first-class) matches. He also averaged 20.75 from the middle-order, to include a highest score of 58.
The all-rounder was equally effective in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (List A) and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20) where he averaged 20.33 and 26 with the ball, respectively.
Domestic call following years of toil…
Mishra’s domestic selection was a long time coming, given his exploits in Premier Club, Inter-District (both in the Uttarakhand League), and Office League (Jharkhand) cricket.
Having excelled in all three formats for Uttarakhand in 2018/19, the all-rounder was keen to back up his maiden season with another strong summer in 2019/20.
Mishra did just that. After a strong T20 (7 wickets at 19.85, including a hatrick) campaign, the tweaker has reinforced his ability, taking a further 18 wickets at 23.50 with 5 wicket hauls against Jharkhand (5-100), and Services (6-48), alongside a highest score of 52 against Assam.
The Uttarakhand star now boasts very impressive domestic figures – particularly in red-ball cricket with batting and bowling averages of 16.35 and 23.02, respectively.
And impressive abroad
In 2021, Mishra ventured to the UK to take on his maiden league stint. Playing for Philadelphia in the strong North East Premier League, he excelled, finishing amongst the leading wicket-takers with 43 wickets at 13.53, despite missing games through an injured thumb.
Now set for Yorkshire stint in 2022
Having enjoyed his maiden season, Mishra has been picked up by Driffield Town for their 2022 Yorkshire Premier League North campaign.