Cuckfield will see the return of their South African star, Wesley Marshall, for their Sussex Premier League title defense in 2024.

Marshall is a prodigious talent playing Easterns (2012/13-2019/20, 2023/24) following stints with the Titans (2019/20), Central Gauteng (2020/21), Lions (2020/21), and North West (2022/23).

Following several run-filled seasons for Easterns in the CSA Provincial 3-Day Cup, the right-handed opening batter was finally rewarded with Franchise selection in October 2019. He made an immediate impression for the Titans, scoring a debut century (109) against the Cape Cobras.

Marshall hasn’t looked back, with season first-class tallies of 797 runs at 49.81 (2018/19), 884 runs at 49.11 (2019/20), 385 runs at 48.12 (2020/21), 494 runs at 38 (2021/22), and 121 runs at 17.28 (2022/23). The North West run machine now boasts over 7,500 plus domestic runs, including 4,993 runs at 37.94 in his 75 first-class matches.

His form initially for Easterns during the CSA Provincial T20 Cup (269 runs at 53.80 with a S/R of 185.51), not to mention his maiden first-class double century (201*), culminated with Mzansi Super League selection towards the end of 2019. Marshall opened the batter alongside former England star Alex Hales for Durban Heat, in a side that also featured Maharaj, Miller, Abbott, and Phehlukwayo, to name but a few. He has also recently earned selection for the inaugural SA T20 competition, rubbing shoulders with MI Cape Town team-mates including Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada and skipper, Rashid Khan.

Marshall really has been a stand-out domestic player in recent seasons, and he has also excelled abroad during six magnificent, run-filled seasons for Trowbridge (2014), Cannock (2015), Cleethorpes (2016), Lutterworth (2018), Kendal (2019), and Cuckfield (2023). During this period, he has scored over 5,000 runs at just under 50 alongside 160 plus wickets at 18 with his off-spin in all league and cup cricket.

The South African all-rounder is in the form of his life and is set for a return to Cuckfield in 2024 following their Sussex Premier League title last summer.