Hayes has signed talented kiwi wicket-keeper batter Gareth Severin for their 2022 Kent Premier League campaign.

Wellington age-group star

Severin is a promising wicketkeeper batter making his way through the Wellington ranks in New Zealand.

He has represented the nation’s capital at Under-17 (Jan 2016-Jan 2017), Under-19 (Oct 2015-Dec 2018), and Provincial ‘A’ (Jan 2018-present).

Courtesy of a stellar 2018/19 New Zealand Under-19 Tournament, where he finished top of Wellington’s run-charts, and second overall (370 runs at 46.25), he was rewarded with New Zealand Development team selection.

Standout Premier run churner…

A destructive top-order batter, Severin has excelled in Wellington club cricket in recent years, culminating with provincial honours.

Playing for Johnsonville, he has been a stand-out performer. In 2019/20, he scored 572 runs at 35.75 across all formats, then backed up with 532 runs at 26.60 (2020/21) which included 142 runs at 71 with a highest score of 128*, all with a strike rate of 184.42 in the T20 competition (Wellington Premier League).

He was Johnsonville’s leading run scorer last summer and concluded the 2020/21 season with a maiden Provincial A century (100 from 179 balls) against a strong Northern Districts attack including State bowlers Brett Randell, Freddy Walker (ND), and Jake Gibson (Otago).

Severin, who has opened his 2021/22 campaign with 208 runs at 29.71, with strike rates of 74.69 (One Day), and 108.75 (T20), is pushing for full Wellington honours later this summer.

Severin signs with Hayes

Thereafter, the UK Ancestry Visa holding gloveman will wing his way to Northern shores having recently signed with Hayes for their first stint in the Kent Premier League in 2022.