Bradley Erasmus is quite the prospect and arguably the heaviest non-County contracted run-scorer in English cricket.
A tall, hard-hitting opening batsman, Erasmus has lorded club cricket in recent years, hitting 20 centuries over the past 24 months, to include 3 for the MCC Young Cricketers in 2019.
Playing for Dorking in the Surrey Championship, he racked up 2,314 runs at 70.12 with 13 centuries (2018-19) alongside 929 runs at 58.06 with 4 centuries (including a double) playing down under for South Caulfield in the Cricket Southern Bayside Competition.
Erasmus, who is now approaching 50 centuries in all forms of cricket, is proven performer – dominant with the bat, useful with the ball (medium pace) and is eager to break into County cricket.
Brad’s 100s over the past 24 months
138 v Epsom Cricket Club
103 v Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club
101* v Oxted & Limpsfield Cricket Club
114 v Worcester Park Cricket Club
149 v Old Whitgiftians Cricket Club
108 v Kingstonian Cricket Club
107* v Oxted & Limpsfield Cricket Club
118* v Oxted & Limpsfield Cricket Club
152* v Worcester Park Cricket Club
106* v Sanderstead Cricket Club
119 v Chipstead Coulsdon + Walcountians Cricket Club
122 v Old Rutlishians Cricket Club
109 v Oxted & Limpsfield Cricket Club
The talented batting all-rounder has prior County experience having represented both Middlesex and Surrey through the age-groups. He made his 2nd XI County debut for the latter as a 16-year-old and averaged 36.50 and 19.40 in seasons 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Two years later, Erasmus featured for Sussex in 5 2nd XI outings, playing in both Championship (30 in his only match) and T20 (85 runs at 21.25) matches.
His signing with Esher
In his quest to break into County cricket, the run machine, who has returned to Melbourne for a second stint with South Caulfield this winter, has decided to move on from Dorking to pursue ECB Premier Cricket. He has decided to sign with Esher, who finished 8th in the Surrey Championship Premier Division in 2019.
Erasmus, who is effectively replacing Esher’s English recruit, Fynn Hudson-Prentice who was signed by Derbyshire last summer, is eager to make a big impact in the Surrey Prem in 2020.
Dorking’s best wishes
Erasmus leaves Dorking with their best wishes. The club had the following words to say about their run machine on Instagram.
“We wish Bradley Erasmus all the best as he embarks on a new challenge for the 2020 season. Brad has been superb on and off the field and will be missed. He leaves with an incredible 1st XI stats: 36 matches, 2117 runs, 70.51 average, 12 hundreds, 5 fifties, high score of 152*. #Legend”.