It’s been quite a few days for young kiwi batter Jacob Cumming. Runs against England, and now signing his first English gig in 2023.
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 is one of the new faces on the Otago Volts’ contract list this 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.
This season, he continues to open the batting for Otago alongside Blackcaps left-hander Hamish Rutherford, and to date has scored 152 runs at 21.71.
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 is now set to embark on a UK stint for his development having signed with Frenchay for their 2023 West of England Premier League campaign.
Check out footage of Cumming below: