After a chart-topping 2019 season, Garstang is delighted to announce the re-signing of their Indian star, Punit Bisht, for the 2021 season.

Chart-topper

Bisht was the Northern ECB Premier League’s leading run-scorer hitting 3 centuries amongst his 831 runs at 55.40. He struck a full-season tally of 1,600 runs at 53.33 with 6 centuries.

Northern ECB Premier League Run Aggregates

Ranji Trophy run machine

The diminutive wicket-keeper batter, who has played almost 250 domestic matches over the past decade, joined Garstang following an exceptional season for Meghayla.

Bisht struck two centuries amongst 502 runs at 71.71 to finish third on the run-charts – behind Indian stars Abhinhav Mukund (560 runs) and Gautam Gambhir (518 runs).

He then churned out the runs in the Ranji Trophy, to include huge centuries against Uttarakhand (154) and his record-breaking 343 against Sikkim amongst his 892 runs at 89.20.

2018/19 Ranji Trophy leading run-scorers.

An in-form Bisht then set sail for the UK and his run-spree continued, topping the Northern Premier League run charts for Garstang Cricket Club amongst his full-season tally of 1,600 runs at 53.33 with 6 centuries.

Bisht returned to India and his run-scoring trend continued with 2 further Ranji Trophy centuries, including his 250 against Arunachal Pradesh amongst 976 runs at 69.71.

2019/20 Ranji Trophy leading run-scorers.

He boasts neigh on 450 dismissals and 7,500 runs with 13 centuries, including highest scores of 223* (vs Baroda in 2011/12), 343 (vs Sikkim in 2018/19), and 250 (vs Arunachal in 2019/20).

His 2021 return

Bisht was set to return to Garstang for 2020 before COVID struck, but both parties have agreed to defer the agreement through to the 2021 season.