Horsley and Send have moved swiftly to replace injured professional Danny O’Shea, with fellow left-arm tweaker, Yannick Leonard, for their 2020 Surrey Championship campaign.
The Anguillan tweaker
Leonard is a talented left-arm spinner hailing from Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean.
Holder of a British Passport, the tweaker plays for his Country alongside the likes of Windies batsman, Jahmar Hamilton, and Leeward Island stars, Montcin Hodge, Deon Burton, and Kelbert Walters.
The Anguillian spinner has represented his country for over a decade and, during this period has also featured for Leeward Islands in 10 domestic matches.
He made his first-class debut during the 2012/13 season, then spent 3 seasons with the Leeward side taking 16 wickets at 33.
Despite these numbers, Leonard hasn’t played first-class since his final outing against Windward Islands in February 2015.
However, dominant performances for Anguilla in recent years culminated with a Leeward Islands return, playing a List A match against Barbados in November 2019. Leonard remains part of the squad and is eager to get more game time in future.
Horsley sign Leonard
The dual Passport holder, though, is set to return to the UK this summer following his maiden league stint with Callington last season.
Playing in the top tier of the Cornwall Cricket League, the left-arm spinner took 24 wickets at 20.58 to earn rave reviews.
Leonard will be hoping to impress, once again, with Surrey Championship club Horsley and Send in 2020.